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My dog picked up a lid enamel acrylic paint (the lid is

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My dog picked up a lid for black enamel acrylic paint (the lid is 1inch by 1 inch for a 4 inch bottle of paint. My 8 lbs malshi had black paint on her chin, we washed it off and could not find any in her mouth. Should we be concern?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

These acrylic paints are water-based and considered non-toxic to us and our pets. Acrylics, in general, are quite benign on tissues. A few acrylics contain heavy metals such as cadmium, cobalt, magnesium, chromium, and lead but a significant amount of those paints would need to be ingested - much more than was present on that lid - before toxicity arose. Your washing it off was all that was needed. Bailey should remain unaffected.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks..........
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

You're welcome. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Steve,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Bailey. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin

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