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Thanks for asking your question. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- How long has it been since he ate the shells?
Friend, in response to your question no the shells are not toxic. The main concern is if they become obstructed in the gastrointestinal tract. However, it is very likely that he will be able to pass them in the stool. This is what you can do:
1- Do not give things like pepto bismol.2- Do not induce vomiting.3- Change his diet for the next 3-5 days to rice (75%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (25%). The idea is for the rice to help move the shells out in the feces while protecting the intestinal tract. 4- If at any point you see the following symptoms: lethargy, anorexia, vomiting, constipated or diarrhea, etc. follow up immediately with a veterinarian. These are all signs of a possible obstruction of the intestinal tract. In the meantime, observe and change diet as above then wean back into regular
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