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Paintballs

Severity scale:
Caution
This toxin is considered to be a moderate risk. However, your pet's medical history, age, weight, and breed could put him/her at higher risk. It is advised that you contact whiskerDocs or your primary veterinarian for further guidance about any steps you may need to take to ensure your pet's safety. If you choose to, you may monitor your pet closely, but the onset or worsening of any of the below symptoms warrants a trip to the emergency room.

Some of the active ingredients within paintballs include: glycerol, propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol (PEG), wax, dye, gelatin, etc., all of which could pose risks to your pet. Please do not shoot your dog or cat with a paintball gun, and also make sure they do not come into contact with any paintballs you're storing in your home or any paintballs you may have used while playing in your yard or any areas your pet has access to.

Toxic to: 
Dogs and Cats
Brand names: 
Various brands, but many contain sorbitol, PEG and glycerol
Symptoms: 
vomiting, ataxia, tremors seizures, hypernatremia
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