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    DefaultCassie ate charcoal!!!

    Cassie just ate charcoal. I don't know where did she find it, I don't have any charcoals at home. Maybe she diged somewhere in the yard and found it.

    I was in my room and heard her chewing something. I went and saw her eating charcoal. I tried to take it away from her but she growled at me (again).

    Is charcoal dangerous for them? I text my vet and I'm waiting a reply.




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    Are you sure it was charcoal?

    It is given to dogs that have been poisoned I believe it binds the toxins or whatever but I think that is activated charcoal, not sure about regular charcoal, it may just pass through her. Do a quick google search while you are waiting for your vet or others here to respond.

    You can text your vet??

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    Probably will make her throw up but unless it is chemically treated (petroleum product) its probably ok.

    I'm more concerned that she keep growling successfully at you. That's completely unacceptable behavior and my dogs would be in deep trouble if they growled to keep something away from me. You really need to address ths immediately.
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    I think it's petroleum charcoal. Made of woods and stuff.

    Dixie, yes I can text my vet. I have his mobile number. Plus I have the 24hr emergency number.

    How shall I address the growling issue? I know that I have to let her know that I am in charge and not her but if ii tried with a strict tone of my voice but she won't get it. I was holding her head down on the couch to get the charcoal and she was growling. I didn't want to get a bite! I can take her kibble away while she's eating but if she has something in her mouth she won't let me. For some things she let's me take them out of her mouth, but for some others she won't.
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    From a google search seems to be ok. She might drink too much water and urinating a lot.




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    Vet just called me back. He said that he encountered this issue many times. He told me not to worry and she will be fine. The amount of charcoal she ate was too small to affect her in any way. She might not vomit now because it's been an hour since she ate it.

    He told me if she has diarrhea to give her i/d food. He told me to call him again when she poops and let him know how her poop was.

    I will add "Charcoal" in Cassie's "I CAN EAT THIS TOO" list! Lol




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    Sophie got hold of a charcoal that had the pre-lit lighter fluid built in it. I was so worried too. It ended up not hurting her, but I was worried. I think you need to address her growling at you! I could put my whole hand in Sophie's mouth and never get growled at or bit!
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    Glad the charcoal won't hurt her, had me wondering all day.





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    I, too, have a growler. We have worked and worked on this issue. Now I don't take things forcefully, but have trained Teddy to give me what is in his mouth if I ask. Usually if I put out my hand and say "thank you" he will drop it into my hand. However I don't think I would or could stick my hand in his mouth to retrieve something he didn't want to give up.
    If he has something that he is protecting, he will lower his head and growl. Usually will run behind something. I say thank you and he will give it to me. Usually. Teddy is still a work in progress.
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    Start teaching "leave it".

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