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Hi there. My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help you with your question today. Just like an in person consult, I have a couple questions of my own to help ensure I give you the best advice possible....
Can you tell me the name brand of the stain?
Can you estimate how much Scout may have licked?
Any issues with urinating/defecating?
Is he still drinking?
How about if you offer him a high value food....a piece of peanut butter bread or cheese...will he eat that?
Great Paul. Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.
I looked up Minwax wood stain (in dark walnut, but the color really doesn't matter) and according to the MSDS (material safety data sheet, which you can find here: http://www.minwax.com/document/MSDS/en/027426227163 ) and it does show that there could be come concerns if he ingested the stain.
It has been shown to produce cancer in humans and it does have a hepatotoxic component...this means that it damages the kidneys, and the problem with that is that it almost always takes several days for the symptoms to present it. The fact that Scout may have ingested it 36 hours ago means he falls right in the window of this being a cause for concern.
If this were my dog, and knowing that if left untreated kidney injuries can be fatal whereas ones that are treated do well, I would give your vet a call and have them do a little blood work to check his kidney levels. If they're fine, then they'll likely want to get him on some anti-nausea medication to make sure that's not what is causing this anorexia.
I'm hopeful that he'll be just fine, but getting those kidney values checked will be the first step towards a full recovery.
I hope this helps.