Q. My dog lick car oil outside and has-been walking dunk throwing up

Dec 7, 2022

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Thank you for reaching out to us. If he is already showing a medical condition, you need to bring him to the vet or the ER immediately. Engine(car) oil is mainly made from petroleum hydrocarbons. Toxicity varies among hydrocarbon families, depending on the liquid’s thickness and volatility. Ingestion, inhalation, or direct skin contact can all cause petroleum hydrocarbon poisoning in dogs.

Due to the risk of aspiration, vomiting is rarely induced in the case of petroleum ingestion. He’ll be treated symptomatically by the veterinarian. Please bring him to the vet or the ER immediately as time is critical in toxicity treatment.

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