Join Date: Mar 2010
Our plum tree has to go
My son and I will be cutting down our plum tree first thing in the morning, I believe it's making Shadow sick.
Shadow threw up today at the park, looked like just her breakfast, my son took her straight home where she spent the remainder of the day asleep in front of the aircon. My son went off to work tonight and I was left to feed all the dogs (we have 3 little dogs and Shadow). It had been about 5 hours since she had thrown up, so I decided to just put together a very tiny meal for her if she wanted it. If that stayed down then she could have another tiny bit a few hours later.
Well she was hungry, she ate her little meal, then I took her out the back so she could go potty. Within about 20 minutes she did a big runny poo, and then seamed to perk right up.
While I was sitting out the back waiting for her I was looking at our plum tree. I noticed my little dog pick up one of the fallen fruits and play with it. Then I spotted Shadow pick something up, I yelled out to her to drop it, which she did. Hmmm Plum pip. I came in and googled plums and dogs. The tree is going, those things are dangerous, the pips have cyanide. The pips can also cause intestinal blockages. Holy cow, I think this is what happened to Shadow about a month ago, and now I think this is why she threw up today. It's a risk I'm not willing to take, the tree is a gonna.
BTW, it's been about 2hrs since Shadows runny poo and she is back to pestering her little brothers and barking at possums.