Thursday, August 25, 2011

Healthy Treats

Last night I discovered that fish oil pills are good for dogs. This information is quite useful but stumbled upon by a series of accidents.

N has been on a health kick lately and decided to get himself some fish oil pills without realizing I already have a huge jar of them. He takes 3 and heads off to the gym leaving them on the desk in the same room as the monster. BIG MISTAKE.  The monster was left unintended for about ½ an hour before I came home so I must presume she immediately sprang into action, knocking the container to the ground and ripping off the lid. The monster then helped herself to as many capsules and she could get out of the jar.

Discovering this I decided to take a capsule count and discovered 56 remaining capsules in a jar of 90. Taking the three N took into account this leaves 31 to have been consumed by the monster. Yikes! The good news is that it’s practically impossible to overdose on fish oil and at worst we’re looking at a doggie with an upset tummy.

Deciding there was nothing to be done and the monster appearing to be in good spirits we snuggled on the couch together to watch a movie. At one point the monster retreated upstairs and returned to her pillow , a few minutes later and I noticed her chewing on something . . . another fish oil pill ! It turns out that the monster ate 16 fish oil pills and had another 15 stashed away buried in some laundry. This discovery along with the incredibly excited reaction the monster gave when the bottle was picked up leads me to believe that the monster considers fish oil pills to be a treat. So now mommy has taken possession of the stash and shall provide the monster with one pill a day per the actual recommended dosage. This is going to be a pretty affordable treat option so I’m pretty stoked about that.

Next time you see the monster be sure to notice how shiny her coat is soon to be.

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