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my shihtzu ate an gel ink pen, will it hurt him and how do ...

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my shihtzu ate an gel ink pen, will it hurt him and how do I get the ink out?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 10 years ago.
Gel Ink pens can vary though many are non-toxic. If you know the manufacturer that could help.
To clean stains out I'd try one of the following hydrogen peroxide dabbed on carefully avoiding eye, nose, mouth tissues or one of the eye cleaner solutions such as are mentioned on this page
You may find a product such as Diamond Eye will work for example.
You can see if brushing in some corn starch will absorb up some of the color.
But if he acts ill at all I'd see your vet. If he swallowed any of the shards of plastic I'd see your vet too.
Hope this helps you!