Bleach is used in a variety of ways around the home, and you probably don’t think twice about using it. People have been more intentional about disinfecting their homes regularly and extensively since the coronavirus outbreak hit.
Dogs can be poisoned by bleach. The danger level is determined by the product’s concentration and how your dog comes into contact with it. In this post, we’ll go through the ways bleach can get into your dog’s system, symptoms of bleach poisoning in dogs, and what you should do if you believe your beloved dog has been poisoned by bleach products.
While it may seem unlikely that your dog would be lured to a cleaning product, there are a number of ways your dog could ingest bleach:
Symptoms will vary based on the amount of bleach consumed and how concentrated the product ingested: If your dog has diluted bleach it’s system, they may show these symptoms:
More serious side effects, in addition to those described above, are possible if your dog has consumed a concentrated (over 10%) bleach product:
Keep calm and move your dog away from the substance to prevent it from getting any more. To dilute the bleach, encourage your dog to drink some milk or water. Wash the product from its skin to ensure it doesn’t lick it off.
Next, call your vet or an emergency vet hotline. Provide the following information to a reputable veterinary clinic:
A veterinarian should examine your dog, in which case, you should also bring the container of the bleach product with you to your visit.
If your dog ingested bleach, he or she will most likely recover completely. This is due to the fact that a dog consuming a considerable amount of concentrated bleach is uncommon. As a result, the majority of instances are minor.
However, if your dog ingests even a small amount of concentrated bleach, it is a medical emergency, and you should contact your veterinarian immediately.
For almost two decades, Dr. Ron’s Animal Hospital has been delivering superior pet care in Simi Valley. We are a full-service veterinary hospital, and our primary focus is to keep your pet in its healthiest state with preventative exams and low-cost immunizations, as well as spay and neutering, and dental services.
We have a brand new, cutting-edge facility with the best in-house digital radiography and laboratory. During the day, we provide routine treatment, and after hours, we provide emergency care. Call us right away if you suspect your pet has come in contact with bleach or if they are showing signs of bleach poisoning!