Charlie, a 5-year-old Labrador Retriever from Scotland, ran up quite the vet bill when he jumped onto the kitchen counter and ate a package of raisins.
The dog is known for eating just about anything, says Louise Middleton. She even has to hide the socks in the house or he will eat them.
Charlie was rushed to animal emergency after eating the raisins, and Middleton was told to expect the worst. His kidneys were not working, and the outcome looked grim.
Veterinarian Tracy Hill administered treatment and dialysis to Charlie, and the dog was able to bounce back. He is doing well and should be home soon.
Middleton was thrilled Charlie was going to be OK, but the bill for treatment had reached a whopping $12,168.80.
Dr. Hill says Charlie was “one very lucky boy — without the dialysis he would have died.”
A local vet school warned against the dangers of grapes and raisins, which can cause kidney failure and death in dogs.