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Double D Dalmatian Dogs Do A Promotion
For Dwayne Reed's Pharmacy FireHouse Coffee

In November we were contacted about coming to New York City to do a Promotion for a new line of coffee called FireHouse Coffee put out by Dwayne Reed Pharmacy Chain. They wanted four adult Dalmatians that would be good with people to be on the sidewalks of busy NY streets. They said they would have personel dressed as firemen handing out samples of there new coffe and have women dressed in fire fighting gear handling the Dalmatians for customers to mingle and pet the Dalmatians. I have to say I was a bit worried taking four Dalmatians that live in a guiet country surounding and take them to busy noisey streets of NYC !  As it turned out they were fine, they were nervous for a while but once the people stared to interact with them it was just like beiing back home.

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  A star is born................Otis a 13 week old puppy goes to New York City and makes a commercial for a new Broadway Musical called 101 Dalmatians. We were contacted by a agency to use one of our puppies to do the commercial in NYC. Darla did all of the training with Otis prior to going to the big city. We started the 1st day of shooting in Connecticut and the next day in New York's Times Square. The last day we shot on Broadway in a office building. Otis did a fantastic job, they did two takes of Otis walking a entire city block off lesh with all the people on the side walks and the traffic going by. The production crew was amazed at the great job that Otis did. Watch for Otis coming to a TV soon !!!!! 

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Here's the commercial that Otis was in!




If you have a dog ... PLEASE read this

Written by:
Laurinda Morris, DVM Danville Veterinary Clinic Danville , OH

This week I had the first case in history of raisin Toxicity ever seen at MedVet. My patient was A 56-pound, 5 yr old male neutered lab mix That ate half a canister of raisins sometime Between 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM on Tuesday. He Started with vomiting, diarrhea and shaking About 1 AM on Wednesday but the owner didn't Call my emergency service until 7 AM.

I had heard somewhere about raisins AND Grapes causing acute Renal failure but hadn't Seen any formal paper on the subject. We Had her bring the dog in immediately. In the Meantime, I called the ER service at MedVet, And the doctor there was like me - had heard Something about it, but... Anyway, we Contacted the ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center and they said to give IV fluids At 1 & 1/2 times maintenance and watch the Kidney values for the next 48-72 hours.

The dog's BUN (blood urea nitrogen level) was Already at 32 (normal less than 27) and Creatinine over 5 (1.9 is the high end of normal).

Both are monitors of kidney function in the Bloodstream. We placed an IV catheter and Started the fluids. Rechecked the renal values At 5 PM and the BUN was over 40 and creatinine Over 7 with no urine production after a liter of Fluids.. At that point I felt the dog was in acute Renal failure and sent him on to MedVet for a Urinary catheter to monitor urine output overnight As well as overnight care.

He started vomiting again overnight at MedVet And his renal values continued to increase Daily. He produced urine when given lasix as a Diuretic. He was on 3 different anti-vomiting Medications and they still couldn't control his Vomiting. Today his urine output decreased Again, his BUN was over 120, his creatinine was At 10, his phosphorus was very elevated and his Blood pressure, which had been staying around
150, skyrocketed to 220 ... He continued to vomit And the owners elected to Euthanize.

This is a very sad case - great dog, great owners Who had no idea raisins could be a toxin. Please Alert everyone you know who has a dog of this Very serious risk.

Poison control said as few as 7 raisins or grapes could Be toxic. Many people I know give their dogs grapes Or raisins as treats including our ex-handler's. Any Exposure should give rise to immediate concern.

Onions, chocolate, cocoa, avocadoes and macadamia nuts can Be fatal, too.

Even if you don't have a dog, you might have friends Who do. This is worth passing on to them.



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