Apparently, Macadamia nuts can be toxic to dogs!
So, my wife, after being good all summer, and feeling her last hurrah before she goes back to work full-time next week
(School starts.) Decided to go out for ice-cream. We got our usual (though hard to say usual when we rarely get ice-cream)
our usual of kiddie cup, no cone, (You believe that a "kiddie" cup is two huge scoops? - BUt its a treat, an indulgence, a guilt-free snack, so we indulged and enjoyed.)
The problem was that unknowingly the crate on our 1-1/2 year old mini austraian shepherd, she thought she latched, it was not.
He is crated, because he is Mr. curious George! We',ve come home to all tupperware containers pulled out and chewed on from the cupboards, pack of 3 new kitchen sponges pulled out and chewed, and packages of light bulbs chewed. Well, this time, we had some vinegars, healthy oils, olive oil and macadamia nut oil in a lower cabinet/pantry that he got into, Unfortunately he chewed the cap of the macadamia nut oil, it leaked onto the floor, and he licked some of it up. As did our other dog (Papillion) who does not get into things at all.
After he threw-up a couple of times, we decided to look it up, and apparently Macadamia Nuts can be toxic to dogs.
After 3 hours later and a nearly $1,000.00 vet bill for two dogs, and a watch for 24 hours, a cancelled tubing trip planned today - they are fine today.
BUT, IT WAS THE MOST EXPENSIVE ICE-CREAM WE EVER HAD.
(And it will take months to pay for it...)
So much for a guilt-free unzoned treat now and then .....
Macadamia nuts/oil - who would have thought?