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Help - My dog ate a silicone pack

Help - my dobe ate part of a silicone pack - should I be concerned? It was one of the packs that are included in a shoe box.
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If it just happened, I would try to induce vomiting immediately. Hydrogen peroxide and milk. If not, I would try to see if there is an emergency vet in your immediate area.

The funny thing about dogs, is that they will probably be fine, but I usually err on the side of caution.

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I have no idea when she ate it.
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Do you mean "silica" packs?

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Based on our Pet Poison Helpline call volume and extensive data base, here are the top 10 most common toxins of 2009 that Pet Poison Helpline gets called about. Now keep in mind that some of these listed are very toxic, while some are minimally toxic (like ant baits and silica packs). When in doubt, call your vet or Pet Poison Helpline to make sure there won't be a problem. Now that you've seen this list, take special care to keep these out of your pet's reach and pet-proof your house!

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Agree - call the e-vet sooner rather than later. Better to be safe than sorry.




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Yes I meant silica packs.

I called the evet - they said she should be OK since it was less than 1 pack.

Crazy dog!! Thanks all for your quick posts and help!!.
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Yes I meant silica packs.

I called the evet - they said she should be OK since it was less than 1 pack.

Crazy dog!! Thanks all for your quick posts and help!!.
Weirder story than that:

I was on the phone with our cable internet support guy waiting for our connection to come back on and out of the blue, he asked me if the little canister of silica from an aspirin bottle was toxic.

I said "Whuh?"

Then he proceeded to tell me he'd been chewing on it the whole time we were waiting and had just accidentally crunched it and swallowed it.

I told him he'd be fine but *not* to drink a lot of water for a while.....


It was just food grade silica gel....a glorified form of sand.

Silica gel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The stuff in shoe boxes may be more iffy but probably not fatal.

Try this quick and simple test to see if it contains chemical dopants:

Some of the beads may be doped with a moisture indicator, such as cobalt(II) chloride, which is toxic and may be carcinogenic. Cobalt (II) chloride is deep blue when dry (anhydrous) and pink when moist (hydrated).
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That is a funny story! I'm glad to hear that the cable guy is OK..

I put a couple of our beads in water - they remained clear. So.. I guess they are not toxic.
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Help - my dobe ate part of a silicone pack - should I be concerned? It was one of the packs that are included in a shoe box.
My boy Messi has been smart and never eaten anything but my girl Ivory ate the side of the house. There are teeth marks in the side of my house. They have tough tummys they can poop it out whole..
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I hope shes ok and nothing goes wrong!

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