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Is it bad for a dog to eat a few matches?

Asked by pplufthesun (607points) June 18th, 2008

Is it bad for a dog to eat a few matches? My dog just ate some, should I be worried. They were the cardboard kind.

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TheHaight's avatar

Is there a vet hospital/urgent care you could call? If so I’d call, just to make sure. I think your dog will be fine, though. Food and water will help.. Your doggy will eventually poop them out!!!

gailcalled's avatar

Much better question than this

Sorry about the dog and I hope that he is fine. Did he chew them or just bolt them down?
TheHaight: well-said.

pplufthesun's avatar

I think chewed the tips off of some and ate a few

gailcalled's avatar

Call vet now. Get off the computer.

pplufthesun's avatar

Are you a vet? Ive been given wrong info before. Will he be ok?

marinelife's avatar

I found this on Yahoo Answers: “Yes, he (her dog) did just eat a box of matches, so I quickly called the vet and she asked how big the matches box was. It was around 3 inches (the tiny ones) and had about 5 to 10 matches inside. Plus, I found a few around my couch. She said to feed him lots of water and he’ll probably vomit or poo it out.”

PupnTaco's avatar

The dog will be fine unless it’s named “Sparky.”

Stocky's avatar

As long as he doesnt fart alot. ***POOF***

therealcouture's avatar

if the matches were lit your in for some bad episodes with kharma.

Spargett's avatar

Haha.. dogs.

Trustinglife's avatar

Update? Is the dog ok?

TKR's avatar

My dog raided the bin before and ate matches and all sortsa stuff!! Think he had a coupla jaggy poops but was fine! ;-)

pplufthesun's avatar

Update: dog is currently fine after 10 hours after consumption. Yet to poop them out.

loser's avatar

why did you let your dog eat matches?

pplufthesun's avatar

i didn’t let it. It jumped on chair and got them off of a counter top while I was resting. When I saw him eating them I took them away.

ezraglenn's avatar

I read an article about a woman who ate cigarette sandwiches in her sleep.

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