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Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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What should I do if my dog get ahold of a ru Rag with motor

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What should I do if my dog get ahold of a ru Rag with motor oil on i
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I was walking him and he picked up a rag with motor oil on it what should I do
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
While motor oil - any petroleum distillate - is considered toxic to dogs, simply mouthing a rag with motor oil on it may cause transient gastrointestinal distress - inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea - but not toxicity. I wouldn't induce emesis nor treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.