In a moment of unrestrained indulgence, Ray, an eight-year-old Boxer from Plymouth, broke into his owner's kitchen cupboard and set to work eating the leftover ingredients from a baking competition. In just 20 minutes, Ray wolfed down a whole bag of flour, a full kilogram of sugar, and was midway through a packet of raisins when he was discovered.
His owner Jasmine, knowing vine fruits and dogs are a recipe for disaster, took flour-faced Ray straight to PDSA's Plymouth Pet Hospital for immediate treatment.
PDSA Vet Erin Beale said, “Ray was given medicine to make him sick and kept in overnight for observation. This was a potentially disastrous cocktail. Grapes, raisins and sultanas are all highly toxic to dogs and even small amounts can be fatal, depending on their size. Thankfully for Ray he got help straight away, so recovered quite quickly and was soon back to his boisterous self.”
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