Here is # of 10 for the 10 Most Common Toxicoses in Dogs – Hydrocarbons
Hydroc10arbons are in numerous products, including paints, varnishes, engine cleaners, furniture polish, lighter fluid, lamp oils, paint removers, and fuel oil (e.g. acetone, xylene, kerosene, gasoline, naphtha, mineral oil). GI signs such as vomiting and diarrhea are common in dogs ingesting hydrocarbons. Mild to moderate eye irritation and reversible ocular injury may occur after contact with most hydrocarbons.1 Acute but prolonged skin exposure to some hydrocarbons can result in dermal burns and, occasionally, systemic effects.
Low-viscosity, highly volatile hydrocarbons (e.g. those found in kerosene, gasoline, liquid furniture polish) are aspiration hazards. Pulmonary damage, transient CNS depression or excitement, hypoxia, inflammation, and, potentially, secondary infection (pneumonia) can occur. Hepatic and renal damage have been reported from a percentage of both experimental and field cases of hydrocarbon poisoning. Some hydrocarbons are also apparently capable of sensitizing the myocardium to endogenous catecholamines, resulting in arrhythmias and even complete cardiovascular collapse.
This information is from the “Toxicology Brief” ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center.
Bottomline – Hydrocarbons are not only bad for the environment, but they are bad for our dogs! Keep these locked away or sealed and use natural, green products in the house.
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the risk of aspiration, emesis is contraindicated in patients ingesting products
containing hydrocarbons. Dilution can be recommended. To treat topical exposure,
bathe the dog with a liquid dishwashing detergent. Flush the eyes copiously with
saline in cases of ocular exposure. Closely monitor patients for aspiration
pneumonia, particularly in vomiting dogs.16 Treatment is supportive
and symptomatic .