Monday, February 28, 2011

When the internet fails.

So I was Skyping with my husband tonight and he was telling me about his mother's boyfriend's 5-year-old lab with hip dysplasia. Apparently the dog is in a lot of pain and they told my husband to ask me about an OTC medication they could give to make her more comfortable. My husband, trying to be helpful, told them he remembered me saying something about giving ibuprofren.

Me: "NO!!!"

Husband: "What?!"

Me: "You remember me talking about it because it's BAD! Advil is extremely toxic in low doses for dogs!"

Husband: "Well, but they Googled it and found the dose..."

This is why the internet can be a very bad thing for pet owners. Yes, it can be a great resource, but there is also a lot of really horrible information out there that can be detrimental to your pet's health.

Apparently my husband and I also need to have a talk about how me being a vet student doesn't enable him to offer medical advice. I hope to hell that they haven't given that dog anything yet.

1 comment:

  1. lol. Praise the lord for skype. When I was backpacking across central america I searched for every skype reachout point I could chill in for a while, updating everyone on what's going on.