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.