PAINTBALL TOXICITY IN DOGS
 
Description    Dogs ingesting paintballs from paintball games can develop clinical signs. Paintball ingredients vary. Laboratory abnormalities seen in some affected dogs include hypernatremia, hyperchloremia, hypokalemia and acidosis. Little is known about the mechanism of action and lethal dose of paintballs, but signs in some cases began within an hour of ingestion.
 
Species   Canine
 
Signs   Abnormal behavior, aggression, changing habits, Ataxia, Blindness, Coma, Diarrhea, Disoriented, Dullness, Dysmetria, Excitement, Fever, Generalized weakness, Hyperesthesia, Polydipsia, Polyuria, Seizures or syncope, Tachycardia, Trembling, Tremor, Vomiting or regurgitation
 
References   King JB. Paintball intoxication in a pug. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2007;17:290 [Web Reference]
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