Petroleum Products and dogs

Gasoline, kerosene, and turpentine can cause pneumonia if aspirated or inhaled. (Ingesting them usually causes gastrointestinal upset, but is not as serious.) Signs of toxicity include vomiting, rapid labored breathing, tremors, convulsions, and coma. Death is by respiratory failure.

Treatment: Do not induce vomiting. Treat as described in the page for corrosive household products. Flush the mouth with water to remove petroleum residue. Petroleum products are extremely irritating to the skin and must be removed as quickly as possible. Bathe the skin using warm soapy water. For tar in the coat, see Special Bath Problems.