Dogs eating charcoal?
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.
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.
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.