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Ksec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 05:52 PM
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My dog just ate lighter fluid. Help
Anyone know if the fluid inside of disposable lighters is poisonous to dog?

My son just caught him chewing on a half full lighter . This isnt like him. Hes not one to chew normally..
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 05:53 PM
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1. Call your vet immedietly!!
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 05:53 PM
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2. Oy. Get off the computer and call the vet
Beyond that, I have no idea.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 05:53 PM
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3. You need to get him to a vet. They will pour that charcoal fluid down
Edited on Mon Feb-27-06 05:54 PM by xultar
his throat to absorb it before it gets into his system.

HURRY!
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 05:54 PM
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4. I don't think it's terribly toxic...
My pom does that sort of thing from time to time and I assume it tastes so bad that they back away once they actually break the seals.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 05:54 PM
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5. Call your vet or the emergency veterinary hospital IMMEDIATELY.
Call now. Let us know later if doggie is OK.
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beingthere Donating Member (215 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 05:54 PM
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6. Get off the computer and take him to the VET - NOW!
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Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 05:54 PM
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7. here is poison petline site
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 06:08 PM
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18. Thanks for the link!
I'd never seen that before...
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 05:54 PM
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8. Call your vet..asap
It's probably ok, but check anyway.//. there's not much in those lighters and under pressure, it often evaporates when punctured
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