Saturday, March 7, 2015

Dinner Disaster

They needed some dinner excitement! - Hailey
Tuesday night our resident chef, the Man, was putting the final touches on his dinner. He picked up the ketchup to add to his sausage bun. Unfortunately the lid wasn't on tight and soon ketchup went everywhere!

Hailey, our resident janitor ran over, before Man or Lady could get her out, she had a couple licks of the ketchup.

Man and Lady cleaned up the ketchup from the floor and the cupboards and sat down to eat.

This is when Hailey, who had just finished her dinner before the ketchup was spilt, started to throw up. She threw up, Man and Lady cleaned it up, sat down and she threw up again. This happened until she had thrown up 4 times.

This is when Lady looked up online and saw that ketchup and tomato sauce were toxic to dogs. This was something they didn't know. It isn't a food they would normally give the pups.

They watched Hailey carefully for the rest of the evening, although within minutes she seemed herself. It was good her body worked so hard to dispel the poison. They offered her a light treat later as she had thrown up dinner.

They were lucky she was fine. They learned a valuable lesson about tomato sauce with only two minor consequences: they ate a cold dinner and the next morning Hailey's very hungry belly wanted to be up  early.


  1. Lee, I hope after the ketchup left your tummy you feel much better. I made that experience too as I snitched a steak with bbq-sauce :o( Hugs to you...
    easy rider

  2. Blimey thanks for letting us know we had no idea. Glad Lee is OK. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. OMD! Glad your tummy sent that bad stuff right back up.

  4. that is good to know - probably to much vinegar in the ketchup. Glad the Hailey is back to normal

  5. Good grief Hailey we did not know that either! Thank goodness all is ok now! I will be sure not to have ketchup at my camp!
    Kitty hugs
    Madi your BFFF

  6. Hari Om
    Oh dear Hailey - tomatoes are not the problem, but all the other stuff there is certainly not so hot on the doggy tumtumms... onions, spices, vinegars.... no dear doggy, no more lickies for the spillies!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  7. oMD OMD Hailey.... that was SCARY.... you have a very SMART tummy... it KNEW what to Do.

  8. Oh wow!! I had no idea ketchup was toxic! I'm so glad that Hailey is okay!

  9. Thanks for the heads up. We didn't know that. SHE doesn't like tomato sauce, so we only have it in the fridge for soups or stews. We're glad Hailey's stomach was on the job and got rid of it!

  10. We didn't know that ketchup and tomato sauce were bad for doggies! We eat tomatoes all the time!

  11. This is great information to know...we had no idea either and my hubbie is a big ketchup eater!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty and Bilbo

  12. Good to know as we would not have suspected either! Glad Hailey is OK!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  13. Now thats something THEY didn't can we tell them all that WE CAN"T EAT....well I guess leaving it on the floor does work!

    Da Sus

  14. The list of stuff that's bad for doggies just gets longer and longer.
    Don't take away our green beans!
    Miro and Emily

  15. I had no idea that tomato sauce was bad for dogs. I'm glad that Hailey's body took care of it. Sorry about your dinner...

  16. I eats tomatoes lots! Okay, maybe not lots, butts I do have a piece every now and again...and I loves a little on my tacos!! Ma's Angel Maggie used to 'snack' on the tomatoes growing in the garden. Never had a problem. I think my vettie said moderation is the key, and some doggies are more sensitive than others. No tomatoes for Hailey! Glads you;re feelin' better gurl! Never a dull moment at Casa Hailey & Zaphod!
    Ruby ♥

  17. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! I eat tomato sauce! Oh no! Am I going to die???

    WAIT! Even WORSE! The people say they will not give me tomato sauce anymore!!! This is even worse than dying!!

    Cousin Lee, I am glad you are all right!

  18. I didn't know that! Thanks for sharing that information....I think we've let the dogs lick plates that have tomato sauce or ketchup on them, though I did usually limit that just because I figured it would be too acidy for their stomachs.


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