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My dog, a puppy ate a small amount of a Duraflame firestarter

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my dog, a puppy ate a small amount of a Duraflame firestarter what should I do
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: she is a 6 mo old cocker spaniel and she ate the corner of the log. She is eating normally and drinking her water is there anything I should do
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 7 months ago.
Hi. Welcome to Just Answer. My name is***** How long ago did this little one eat this bit of the Duraflame log? How much does she weigh?
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 7 months ago.
The Dura flame logs are basically saw dust/wood fragments held together by wax. The wax is a petroleum product that is not absorbed from the GI tract as well as the wood. For the most part, the clinical signs that might be seen are GI upset (vomiting, diarrhea). The potentially more concerning logs are the ones that have other metals added to give them colors as they burn. Here is a link to the Dura flame site. http://www.duraflame.com/safety-tips/pet-safety