This is a true story. The names haven't even been changed. I've done my best to get the facts straight. If it saves just one other dog's life, it will be worth it. Most all of us know chocolate is bad for dogs, but potato chips........?
In the wee hours of the morning, last year, my friend Suzy couldn't sleep, so got up to go downstairs to make herself a cup of tea. On the way down the stairs, she heard a strange sound. It was a rhythmic crinkling, occurring at regular intervals. It didn't sound like her husband snoring, so she crept out to the living room to investigate. In the middle of the floor, she saw her beloved Corgi, Georgia, her head deep inside a now empty bag of potato chips, unconscious. Georgia has been known to enjoy food and in this case, she was going for the last delicious crumb in the bag when the carbon dioxide levels got so high, she passed out. Suzy pulled the bag from Georgia's head and in a few moments she sat up, shook her head and wandered off towards the kitchen, apparently ok.
So the moral of the story is: if your dog is addicted to chips, seek professional help, and don't leave bags of chips lying around. Remember, chip bags can kill your dog!