Dogs eating charcoal?

@winky73 (1396)
United States
January 23, 2007 10:26am CST
Has your dog ever ate charcoal and what effects did it have on him/her? My dog ate a bunch of used charcoal briquetts yesterday....he seems fine for now....but he doesn't have much of a appetite today.Would love to hear your experiences with that...thanks.
6 responses
• Canada
26 Jan 07
It depends what kind of charcoal it was. If it's just that, with no additives, he'll be okay - they actually sell charcoal over the counter as a remedy for flatulent dogs ;) If your dog is eating strange things (a condition called pica) it way mean he has a dietary balance. It's like when humans getting odd cravings; it's their body telling them that they're missing a certain nutrient or minerals that their body needs. Or you puppy coulda just been bored. I'd keep a close eye on him though - if he eats any more odd things, you might want to check out his diet and make sure he's getting everything he needs.
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@winky73 (1396)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Thank's for the advice!!
• United States
26 Jan 07
dog eating charcoal will probably just end up with the same thing most mammals do .. upset stomach and possible vomiting for a couple days or so
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@winky73 (1396)
• United States
26 Jan 07
My dog must have a really tough stomache....it just passed right thru.Thank's for the response!
• Hyderabad, India
23 Jan 07
try feeding some charcoal biscuits to the one not eating the others ... Dogs eating poo is natural and instinctive even if it is disgusting, basically
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@winky73 (1396)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I think you misunderstood the question...but thank's for the response.
@jjones474 (123)
• United States
26 Jan 07
If they are untreated with any fire accelerant, he should be fine unless the briquette is to big to pass. If it doesn't pass in a day, or he shows signs of lethargy, take him to a vet ASAP!
@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Saki - my pug
My dog eats about anything he can get a hold of. He's eaten some pretty strange things, but charcoal isn't one of them.
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• India
23 Jan 07
I dont beleive there will be a lot of trouble if your dog has eaten small quantity. but to be sure plz take him to a vet for better diagnosis and to eradicate future problems. you can visit my site for better understanding of issues related to dogs.
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