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Are microbeads (found in a IsoFlex Stress Reliever Ball) ...

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Are microbeads (found in a IsoFlex Stress Reliever Ball) toxic to dogs?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 10 years ago.
The stress balls often contain glass microbeads also called silica beads which should be inert as they pass through the system.
There is potential for instestinal obstruction if they can't pass easily through the system.
If the beads have any sharpness to them or if they act like grit on the intestinal system there is some potential for intestinal irritation too.
But if they are silica microbeads they shouldn't be toxic. I cannot find anything online stating if the beads are silica in this product though that is the common filler.
Hope this helps you!

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