All of these chemicals can cause your puppy to suffer from serious and life-threatening symptoms and conditions, including acidosis, renal failure, vomiting, fever, coma, decreased heart rate, mouth irritation and a drunken gait.
Diagnosis of Pine Oil Poisoning in Dogs
A comprehensive physical examination of your dog will be done, which includes body temperature, breath sounds, heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen level, and abdominal palpation. The veterinarian will also check your dog’s ears, eyes, nose, and mouth as well as reflexes. After the physical examination, your veterinarian will need to perform some laboratory tests, such as a biochemistry profile, complete blood count (CBC), urinalysis, and stool sample. s of the abdomen may also be taken with radiographs (x-rays), CT scan, MRI, and ultrasound.
Your pups ingestion of Pine-Sol calls for immediate action. Take the bottle of Pine-Sol away from your dog and block access to all spots where the cleaner may have leaked. Pick up your pals water and food bowls and get on the phone immediately with your vet, an animal hospital or a 24-hour animal poison control hotline. If the aforementioned symptoms have already begun, or you notice other serious symptoms, skip the call and drive your dog to your vet or the closest animal hospital. Do not under any circumstance feed your dog food, give him water or try to induce vomiting unless a vet or poison control specialist instructs you to do so.
The original Pine-Sol contains some of the most dangerous chemicals, including pine oil, surfactants, glycolic acid and isopropyl alcohol. The dangers in other variations of Pine-Sol center mostly around surfactants. All of these chemicals can cause your puppy to suffer from serious and life-threatening symptoms and conditions, including acidosis, renal failure, vomiting, fever, coma, decreased heart rate, mouth irritation and a drunken gait. Puppies are especially at risk because their smaller size means a smaller amount of Pine-Sol can cause adverse effects in comparison to full-grown adult dogs.
About the Author Located in Pittsburgh, Chris Miksen has been writing instructional articles on a wide range of topics for online publications since 2007. He currently owns and operates a vending business. Miksen has written a variety of technical and business articles throughout his writing career. He studied journalism at the Community College of Allegheny County.
While it might cut through dirt and grease to beautify the surfaces around your house, pine-scented floor cleaner like Pine-Sol does a number on your puppys insides. If your dogs ingestion of the cleaner is left untreated, the chemicals present in Pine-Sol can cause your pal to experience fatal symptoms. Using home remedies without consulting your vet or a poison control specialist can also result in deadly consequences.
Symptoms of Pine Oil Poisoning in Dogs
The signs of pine oil poisoning can vary depending on the method of exposure, but most signs are apparent in about two hours. However, with chronic exposure, it is possible for your dog to have been breathing pine oil fumes for several days or weeks before any symptoms appear. This type of pine oil poisoning is serious because the chemical is being completely absorbed in the lungs, liver, kidneys, and heart and by the time the signs occur, it is too late to treat successfully. With acute pine oil poisoning, the signs will be obvious right away, and you can get treatment soon enough to prevent serious damage. Some of the most commonly reported symptoms are:
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