You might have bought the Top French press coffee maker available in the market and want to show off to your guest and keep it on the table. You will soon find it is not such a good idea if you have a pet dog in your house.
Since the French press coffee makers are pretty easy to dismantle it will spill the coffee if the pet playfully drops its down and your pet might drink the coffee.
What would happen if my pet dog drinks coffee?
Your vet should have already advised you that coffee in high doses is poisonous to your pet dog and hence should always be kept away from your amstaff.
What are the signals of coffee poisoning?
If you anytime suspect that your pet dog might have swallowed coffee, you should immediately try to look for symptoms. This includes restlessness, hyper activity, vomiting, tremors and an increased heart rate, in any of the above cases rush to your nearest vet for help.
The best immediate action is to somehow induce the gag reflex to make your pet vomit the ingested fluids, while you wait for the vet or travel towards the hospital. In extreme cases it can really make a lot of difference.
There is no direct medication for toxicities induced through caffeine for dogs. The vet might induce vomiting through other means to flush out the coffee or other liquids ingested. If required the doctor might provide medications following the symptoms.
It might happen in some of the ceases that the doctor would suggest to admit the pet and keep under supervision for several hours, make sure you do agree with them as it will help get your pet an immediate attention in case something goes wrong.
Also while you have a final talk with the vets, make sure to ask for the diet to be provided for few days while your pet recovers. It might be the case that they would suggest a normal diet or a modified one which would go slow on your pets body.
On a side note you should also understand that caffeine is present in other edible objects too, like coffee bags, cold drinks, some medications and other stuffs. Besides keeping your best plunger press safely, you should also keep the other food items out of reach of your dog.