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12 pets that survived crazy accidents

Oct. 2, 2012, 6:32 p.m.
pig wearing Santa hat next to decorative pig

Photo: VPI Pet Insurance

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Ironically, Crispy Bacon ODs on blood pressure meds

From installing baby gates to adding child-safety locks, the Praus-Choe family had taken several measures to create safe zones for Crispy Bacon, their potbellied pig. But Crispy managed to knock over a table and ingest dangerous amounts of prescription medication, including beta blockers. When he began to vomit, they rushed Crispy to an emergency vet for IV fluids and a charcoal treatment.


Pet tip: Accidental drug overdose is the most common toxicity claim among companion animals, according to VPI. Place potentially dangerous items out of paws' (or hooves') reach.