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Paintball Poisons Dog, Lilly Hospitalized

Yes, that’s the headline. Paintball poisons dog. I’m too tired and worried to explain everything, but Lilly is at the ER/ICU animal hospital getting treatment for paintball poisoning. She got into a bag of paintballs in the basement. We’re still trying to figure out how many she ate, but it was a LOT. Much vomiting ensued. Natural and induced.

Paintball Poisons Dog – How Exactly?

The main risk is an extreme toxicity of sorbitol, which pulls all of the body’s fluid into the abdomen and puts organs (including the brain) at risk. It also throws electrolytes (especially sodium) out of balance, which can lead to all kinds of scary neurological things … including seizures and death.

We won’t know for 12-24 if she’s out of the woods or not.

So, she’s hospitalized for at least a day, likely more. All this started around 3:30 pm. We’re just now home.

More updates when we know anything. Until then, prayers or good mojo appreciated.

Continue Reading Our Tale of Canine Paintball Poisoning

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Canine Paintball Poisoning Update 4:30 pm

Triage and Treatment for Paintball Poisons Dog

Canine Paintball Poisoning and The Technicolor Vomit

How it Happened

Roxanne Hawn

Trained as a traditional journalist and based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA, I'm a full-time freelance writer for magazines, websites, and private clients. My areas of specialty include everything in the lifestyles arena, including health and home, personal finance and other consumer interests, relationships and trends, people and business profiles ... and, of course, all things pet related. I don't just love dogs. I need them in my life. Seriously.

Deborah Flick - December 15, 2010

Oh Roxanne. I’m so, so sorry. Praying Lilly will come through. My heart goes out to you.

Mary Haight - December 15, 2010

So very sorry to hear this – poor girl. All good thoughts sent your way.

Melanie Haiken - December 15, 2010

So terribly sorry to hear this. Who would have thought something like paintballs would be poisonous? I hope it all turns out okay; thinking of you and Lily!

Greg - December 14, 2010

Just awful news. Best thoughts for Lilly.

Murphydog - December 14, 2010

oh no! Mom & I will be keeping her in our thoughts and prayers, sending strength & healing energies to her.

wags, wiggles & slobbers

Maggie - December 14, 2010

Oh, Roxanne, I’m so sorry. Sending lots and lots of positive thoughts Lilly’s (and your!) way.

Crystal (and Maisy) - December 14, 2010

Oh no! I’m so, so sorry to hear this!! I will think be thinking of you guys. I hope everything will be okay…

Angela - December 14, 2010

Healing thoughts go out to your little one. There’s nothing scarier when our furry children are this sick. Hopefully she’ll be fine and home soon! Hugs!

Mary Makowsky - December 14, 2010

I’ll say some extra prayers for her tonight, Roxanne. Lots of positive thoughts coming your way…

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