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    Dog ate test strips..

    My dog has been vomiting with bits of blood all night. I went outside to see if she had gotten into something, and found a chewed up box of HTH 6 way pool test strips. I keep it on a shelf, but it must have fell, or been knocked over.

    I can't find a MSDS for these things anywhere online.. What do the 6 way strips contain for chemicals? I'm waiting for the vet to open up, but, I figured I'd get a head start. She is walking around and doesn't seem sick, but she has been vomiting periodically all night. The blood concerns me the most. I know this isn't a pet forum, but I figured I'd get a good answer from a pool site on these strips.

    Thanks..

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    Re: Dog ate test strips..

    BTW, these strips test for:

    Chlorine
    Bromine
    Alkalinity
    PH
    Cyn. Acid
    Hardness

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    Re: Dog ate test strips..

    I'm not a poison control or veterinarian expert but I think what is causing the bleeding/discomfort is the sharp edges of the strips. These strips are fairly large and rigid to make there way down a dogs intestinal track. A perforated bowel is a grave condition. I'm sure the Vet will want X-rays and possibly surgery. I would seek care immediately and take care of the situation. Best of luck to you. Let us know how all comes out.
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    Re: Dog ate test strips..

    Brought her in this morning, and the doc thinks she's ok internally. She doesn't have any pain when pushing on her abdominal area, and everything came back fine from the blood work, except for a elevated white blood cell count. So, they're keeping her to observe, and give her fluids through IV.

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    Re: Dog ate test strips..

    Thats good news. Now get rid of those test strips and get a good drop based test kit. Your dog and water chemisrty will thank you.
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    Re: Dog ate test strips..

    Quote Originally Posted by BBBliever
    Thats good news. Now get rid of those test strips and get a good drop based test kit. Your dog and water chemisrty will thank you.
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