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Handle of Vodka Might Have Saved a Puppy's Life

Handle of Vodka Might Have Saved a Puppy's Life

After licking antifreeze off spare car parts, a puppy was treated with vodka, and a hangover

Let's preface this story by saying that you should not try this at home without a professional.

The Daily Mail reports that a 10-week-old puppy was saved by a bottle and a half of vodka, after the puppy almost died from antifreeze poisoning.

The puppy, which licked radiator fluid ethylene glycol off spare car parts, was at serious risk of kidney failure.

Her owner rushed her to the vet, who had a bottle of vodka on hand from Christmas. Apparently, the vet hooked the pup up to the booze, giving her a shot of vodka every six hours for two days. In less than 72 hours, a bottle and a half was given to the puppy.

According to Daily Mail, the puppy survived, but was completely wasted and suffering from the worst hangover for the next couple days. "The alcohol stops a chemical reaction in the body," vet Dr. Yenny Indrawirawan told Daily Mail. "Without the vodka Cleo was likely to develop renal failure." We're no vets, so we definitely won't be serving vodka to our puppies anytime soon, but may we recommend a greasy grilled cheese for the puppy's hangover?


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“First of all, a seizure is a sign, not a disease,” Dr. Klein explains. “It is a manifestation of some abnormal motor activity occurring in the brain.” There are a variety of causes, the most common of which is idiopathic epilepsy. While veterinarians are not entirely sure what causes epilepsy, there is evidence to suggest it’s genetic. Other causes of seizures in dogs include electrolyte or blood abnormalities, such as low blood sugar, severe anemia, cancer, brain tumors, trauma to the brain, metabolic diseases, and exposure to toxins.

Dr. Klein notes that it’s not always easy to tell if your dog is having a seizure. Whole-body seizures, called Grand Mal seizures, cause your dog’s entire body to convulse. While these are easier to spot, some seizures may be localized, such as a facial tremor, or present as a sudden onset of rhythmic movements or actions, like unusual barking. Regardless of the type of seizure, most animals recover quickly, but it can feel like a long time for the owner who’s witnessing it.


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“First of all, a seizure is a sign, not a disease,” Dr. Klein explains. “It is a manifestation of some abnormal motor activity occurring in the brain.” There are a variety of causes, the most common of which is idiopathic epilepsy. While veterinarians are not entirely sure what causes epilepsy, there is evidence to suggest it’s genetic. Other causes of seizures in dogs include electrolyte or blood abnormalities, such as low blood sugar, severe anemia, cancer, brain tumors, trauma to the brain, metabolic diseases, and exposure to toxins.

Dr. Klein notes that it’s not always easy to tell if your dog is having a seizure. Whole-body seizures, called Grand Mal seizures, cause your dog’s entire body to convulse. While these are easier to spot, some seizures may be localized, such as a facial tremor, or present as a sudden onset of rhythmic movements or actions, like unusual barking. Regardless of the type of seizure, most animals recover quickly, but it can feel like a long time for the owner who’s witnessing it.


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Most veterinarians suggest bringing in your newborn puppy at around 6 weeks of age. This time-frame results from the mother’s antibodies wearing off. Puppies become more at risk of infection and disease. During their first physical examination your veterinarian will give your puppy their initial immunizations and deworming medication.

Your puppy should get their first vaccinations at around 6 weeks. Vaccinations for new pups include:

At around 8 to 12 weeks, you'll need to make sure your pup receives these follow-up shots:

  • Bordetella
  • Canine Influenza H3N2 and H3N8
  • Rabies first year
  • Leptospirosis

The physical exam lets your veterinarian know if there are any conditions that need to be addressed. They’ll ask you about feeding, the care you’ve provided, and give you some suggestions for further care.


Pet monitoring in the dark

Puppies can be just as fussy at night. Your pup may continue to pace, whine and cry for you when left alone - yup, puppy separation anxiety can kick in. Whether you want your puppy to co-sleep with you is your choice, but if you’re working on crate training your puppy, you can take advantage of night vision on the Petcube Play device. Pet monitoring works in low light and no light conditions. The video cloud recording feature on a Petcube pet monitoring device is continuous, so you reap all the benefits of ‘knowing’ what your pup has been up to while you’ve been sleeping soundly.


Cocker Spaniel Training Hacks:

  1. Bite Correction
  2. Bath Time
  3. Off Lead Recall
  4. Impulse Control
  5. Find It!

Bite Correction:

This is key with any pup, but cocker spaniels tend to be particularly nippy! Correct their behavior by re-directing their mouthing from your skin(!) to a puppy friendly teething toy.

Lots of praise when they chew the right thing and gentle re-direction when they don’t. You can also try a loud high pitch ‘OUCH’ when they nip your hand to mimic a puppy’s squeal and let them know they hurt you.

Grab a couple of these and have them around the house so you’ve always got one to hand.

Your pup will get MESSY when they’re out on a walk. Genuinely, I don’t know how Toby manages to get this dirty every single time! So making sure they’re comfortable in the bath or being washed it key.

Pop them in the bath from a young age, even with no water and praise them for being calm. You can then gently build up to turning on the shower head or pouring a jug of water near them praising and treating for staying calm and happy. [Watch out for nervous behavior signs and make sure not to praise those].

Each time you bath your pup make sure to praise and treat them – make bath time fun and it will be a breeze! Also, make sure you get them used to being touched and brushed from a young age as their ears and underbellies will need it.
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Off Lead Recall:

Spaniels will naturally want to be close to you, especially while young, so capitalise on that to help train recall for when they get a bit braver. Use a variety of delicious treats and whistle train your pup to come back on command.

Start by blowing the whistle at home while they’re in front of you and treating them. They’ll soon associate the whistle sound with yummy food! Then get them to sit and stay, move backwards and whistle with a come here gesture – treat when they get it. Build up to further away and also outside on a longline lead too until they come back whenever they hear your whistle.

Make sure to get an adjustable pitch whistle like this one here so you can find the best pitch for your puppy.
Read more about recall in this puppy training book – it’s the best one I found.

Impulse Control:

Cockers have such amazing personalities but they do sometimes struggle with impulse control. This can become a problem in many areas so it’s something that’s really important to work on from an early stage. Play lots of impulse control games with your puppy like sit & wait, or leave it, and watch those transferable skills blossom! They’re clever little dogs and love to learn.
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Lastly, playing a game of hide & seek is the best way to mentally stimulate your pup…and cocker spaniels LOVE to seek! There’s a reason why spaniels are most commonly used as sniffer dogs. Cocker Spaniels are so clever and easily get bored which can lead to destructive behaviour.

By teaching them to find and seek their toys it will stimulate them mentally and tire them out when you’re short on time or can’t go out for a big walk. Just get them to sit and wait while you hide their favourite toy around the house, and then command them to find it! Toby will play this game for hours!

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I hope my cocker spaniel training tips come in useful and your fluffy new bundle of joy brings you a lifetime of happiness. They really are the best!


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