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Will it kill a small dog if it eat one of those silicone

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Will it kill a small dog if it eat one of those silicone packets that comes in your shoes. I gave hydrogen peroxide but no throw up yet
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

If you are referring to a silica gel pack (like the kind used to keep moisture out of things like beef jerky or dog treats but also can be in shoes and other household items), then you're in luck. They are not toxic, so any portion that she ate should pass with no problems. They have to put a disclaimer on the package so children do not eat it and choke on it. It has to be food safe since it is put in with jerky as well as other food sources.

You should be able to see on the packet what the ingredients are if you still have the packet itself...

The only think I would be concerned with is a blockage if your dog is a small breed dog and had ingested the entire packet but since that is not the case we should be just fine :)

Watch for vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and abdominal distress which can be signs of a blockage in the intestines if more was ingested than originally believed. If you see any of these signs, you need to get her to a vet for an x-ray and possible surgical removal of the packet. But since this seems to be a small amount ingested our concern for obstruction is very minimal...

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about Weezye. How is everything going?
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