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My dog (50lbs) tore up a box of rid-x. I dont know how much

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My dog (50lbs) tore up a box of rid-x. I don't know how much if any she ate. I was gone all day so I don't know how long it has been. She is acting normal, ate her dinner and drank water. Can you tell me if this is something I need to take her to the emer. vet for?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr Caroline replied 5 years ago.

Hi, can you tell me what is the active ingredient on the box?

I only see electronic rid-x on the internet?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

According to the box it contains:

Cellulase: toilet paper, vegtable matter & some foods

Lipase: Fats, oils & grease

Protease: Proteins

Amylase: Starches

Expert:  Dr Caroline replied 5 years ago.

Hi,

the good news is that the ingredients listed are not toxic per say. I think they come on . I would be more scared of possibly:

An digestive obstruction (stomach or bowel)from the toilet paper

Pancreatitis from the amount of food she ingested.

A stomach dilatation from the food and the rid-x she ingested.

At this point there is no point to make her vomit if this happened several hours earlier. You may need to wait and see if symptoms .

If i get it right, rid-X is the stuff you put in septic tank?

There are a lot of bacterias. Their website mentioned humans should not be affected by it.

Due to the amount she ate, I wonder if she could get some serious digestive upset.

in would suggest before you get her to the ER.

Stop feeding her for a day

Give her water if no vomiting.

http://www.rid-x.com/faq.shtml

 

Call the ASPCA center to know if the amount (possibly just give them a possible amount) would be detrimental to her.

They do charge you, but it is worth the call.

 

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Yes it was Rid-X for a septic tank. Thankyou for the help we will keep an eye on her.
Expert:  Dr Caroline replied 5 years ago.

You're welcome.

 

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