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Old 08-14-2008, 12:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tess just ate charcoal... is it dangerous??

im sitting on the couch and tess is on the ground next to me and i hear her chewing on something and i look down and there is black stuff all around her and i move her head and she has a piece of charcoal in her mouth, so i grab it and get up and start walking toward the kitchen to see how she got it and i turn the corner and our carpet is COVERED in black spots ahhh the pantry door is closed which is where the charcoal is so i go outside and see a bag of charcoal on the deck, it is empty with maybe 2 pieces left in it, i dont think that there were anymore than a few pieces in that bag and the piece that she had in her mouth was still intact but i dont know if she had any before that and the fact that there are like four 12inx12in black spots on the carpet worries me... please tell me that charcoal isnt toxic
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think she'll be ok. As long as it's plain charcoal without lighter fluid. She would be vomiting if she ate much I would think.
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i think that its the quick light kind, i tried googleing it but some say its good for your dog in small amounts and some say its really dangerous so i dunno what to do should i give her some hydrogen peroxide? i just dont wanna make her vomit if its not needed
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Poor Tess, hope she is ok today *
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i think that she is gonna be ok she doesnt seem to be uncomfortable in any way and shes just passed out next to me, so i am hoping that one piece in her mouth was it... or maybe she just thought that white carpet was boring and decided to redecorate she drew me a little picture on the carpet the other day with a green marker (non toxic marker thank god) i guess she just feels creative lately
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awww, I don't know anything about it. Just hoping she'll be ok. There are people that give their dogs small amounts of charcoal. How much is a small amount...?
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I hope Tess is alright, I'd say she will be.. As long as she didn't seem to have any reaction to it, then I wouldn't be too concerned..

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Hey.. shouldn't be dangerous as long as it was wood charcoal without alot of added chemicals. *Don't be surprised if she vomits though. *I dont know if vets use it, but in the ER we give humans charcoal to absorb drugs and poisons. and it can induce vomiting. but other than the vomiting and possible diarrhea from an irritated GI tract. shouldnt cause any harm.
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:34 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Well, and I've seen charcoal dog biscuits, so she should be alright!
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Should be fine....of course you dont want them to eat a whole bag of it....but charcoal is used in emergency situations at worst I would think you would have vomiting or loose stool tomorrow.....
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