hello my 14 month dog had a mouth fulll as well as her nose full oh househild latex paint I washed and rinsed her mouth and face i did not induce vomiting because the paint can said not to for children she drank alot of water and is eating ok should i still be worried?
Whether or not your dog will have any residual effects from ingesting latex paint depends
on how much was ingested and what kind of latex.
Some of the colors of latex paint can have toxic ingredients and other don't. Toxic additions to latex paint can include mercury derivatives, and ethylene glycol, for example. Both of these substances are extremely toxic, and toxicity increases with the amount ingested. Obviously, the more ingested, the more dangerous the consequences.
Please call Poison Control:
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center hotline, (also known as: National Animal Poison Control Center) at (888) 426-4435
Many State Goverments or Organizations also have local poison control center such as:
Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center 1-800-222-1222
You may also need to call the paint manufacturer for specific ingredients.
If no bad toxins are involved than she may not have any problems at all, or she may have a few days of GI (gastrointestinal problems), and require supportive care (IV fluids, GI protectants) from your veterinarian.
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