Are Paint Balls poisonous to dogs?

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When pets ingest paint balls (and it’s mostly dogs who ingest them!), it can result in severe poisoning. Paint balls contain glycerol, glycerin, sorbitol, gelatin, propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol (PEG), mineral oil, dye, and other chemicals can result in poisoning. Clinical signs from paint ball poisoning include walking drug, vomiting, diarrhea, and tremors. A life-threateningly high sodium (salt) level can occur, and aggressively therapy to treat the high sodium level is necessary! Keep in mind that paint balls can cause a “false positive” a certain types of antifreeze blood tests! When in doubt, keep these out of reach!

Published on April 26, 2011
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips