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Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
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We think my dog ate Strike a Fire fire starters. We think

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We think my dog ate Strike a Fire fire starters. We think only 1 but she's really acting not like herself.
JA: IÂ’m sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Izzie 1 year, female, 1/2 border collie/1/2 australian shepard
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Australian?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome, This is just a quick note to let you know that I am locked on to your question and am working on it now. I am a small animal vet with many years experience and rest assured I will do my best to answer your question to your satisfaction today. You can expect a written reply sometime within the next five to ten minutes or so. We also have the option to talk things over by telephone or via an internet service such as Skype. Please get back to me if this is more convenient for you. { There is a small extra charge for phone calls } Regards, *****
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 1 year ago.
Hello again I have worked out an answer for you below ... 1. The main constituents of fire starters are things like compressed sawdust, fatty materials and wax, the good news is that they are rarely dangerously toxic as such to dogs. 2. However they can cause a a transient bout of vomiting and / or diarrhoea when dogs ingests such a strange food source, many dogs have quite weak stomachs you see. However in my experience usually this will pass in 48 hours or so. 3. The best thing to do for now is just to observe Izzie for now and put her on a reduced bland diet for a couple of days but if she does not improve over the next 48 hours or if you note any deterioration then you would be best to have a vet check her over just to be on the safe side. I hope I have covered your question fully enough but if you would like further clarification or to talk things over a bit more then I will be on-line for the next hour or so and I will be more than pleased to continue working with you. Regards, ***** ***** be kind enough to rate my service to you after we have concluded our dialogue, such feedback helps me maintain the quality of my answers.