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Dr. Michael Salkin
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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My sister broke up partylite candles and spread on the

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My sister broke up partylite candles and spread on the patio. If the dogs ingest that, is that poisonous to their systems
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Did you see what the dog ate?
Customer: No, they have not been out on patio to step in it yet, but am worried about it being on their paws and then they lick them.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: One of the dogs has Cushing so worry about her all the time. The other dog just has a tendency to get into everything. I want to make sure that it will not make them sick or be toxic to the dogs. Do I need to take them to emergency vet clinic?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

The waxes, paraffin, and perfumes in these candles aren't considered toxic when ingested but could have a laxative effect if enough were ingested. An ER visit wouldn't be necessary if your dogs ingested them. The tincture of time should suffice to normalize them. I wouldn't induce emesis or treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.