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My dog has chewed on a fire log made of compressed plants.

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My dog has chewed on a fire log made of compressed rape plants. She seems fine, and my local vet doesn't think it's a problem, but I've seen some scary pages on the net about the rape being toxic to dogs. What should I do?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.

Rebecca :

Hello,

Rebecca :

I am sorry to hear about Belle.

Rebecca :

My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.

JACUSTOMER-b9pf8jkj- :

Hello

Rebecca :

I have checked a vets only website, and the ASPCA poison control center's list of poisonous plants, and I do not see rape listed as being toxic.

Rebecca :

I will keep searching.

JACUSTOMER-b9pf8jkj- :

Ah I see, thanks...I saw a number of pages that suggested there were problems with anemia, nervous system disorders, etc. Lots of scary language. Possible that the pages I saw were incorrect.

Rebecca :

Canola oil, made from rape seeds, has some erucic acid in it, and in large amounts that can be toxic. But I am not finding anything else

Rebecca :

Where did you find them?

Rebecca :

The ASPCA is the biggest source of toxicities in dogs and cats, and it is not listed there.

JACUSTOMER-b9pf8jkj- :

google searches for 'my dog ate rape' and 'rape toxicity'...hang on, will look back at history to tell you what pages.

JACUSTOMER-b9pf8jkj- :

I'm in the UK, and the page I saw was the Dogs Trust UK charity...here's the link:

Rebecca :

I see that, but can't confirm it anywhere else.

JACUSTOMER-b9pf8jkj- :

ok then, it may even be a false site. Thanks for your help

Rebecca :

You are welcome.

Rebecca :

I tried to find more information from that site to document how it causes illness, but can't find anything.

Rebecca :

Although the information on other plants I am familiar with seems accurate on that site. Just odd that the other sources that I rely on do not have anything.

Rebecca :

How is Belle? How long ago she eat it?

Rebecca :

Can I help with or research anything else?

Rebecca :

I am not seeing responses from you; I hope you can still see what I am writing.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Jason,
Is there anything else I can help with, or answer?

Rebecca
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Jason,
How is Belle today?

Rebecca