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Question was 12 lb dog ingested small amount of calcium chloride
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Mike, the MSDS sheet on that product states that gastrointestinal distress (inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea) may develop after ingesting it but, practically speaking, a small amount of calcium chloride ingested in the form of Damp Rid is no different from ingesting calcium in a vitamin/mineral supplement. You'll find calcium carbonate and calcium acetate, however, in those supplements because the chloride isn't well-assimilated by dogs and can cause the distress mentioned above.

It's not toxic, however, and a small amount in a 12 lb dog may well go unnoticed. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.