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Is gypsum bad for dogs?

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Is gypsum bad for dogs?
Submitted: 10 years ago.Category: Dog
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Marie, Veterinarian replied 10 years ago
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Hi there and thanks for your question.

The good news is that there is nothing toxic in gypsum. However, if enough is eaten there is a possibility that it could cause an intestinal obstruction. The chances of that are very small though.

I hope this information helps! If you have more questions regarding this problem, just hit reply. If I am online I will respond right away. Otherwise I will respond as soon as I come online again. Or, if my answer is sufficient, then please hit accept. Thanks!

Dr. Marie.

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