Question by  ChrstopherJ (25)

Is there a problem if my dog ate lime?

Crazy dog at a lime.


Answer by  doglover1 (66)

Limes are very acidic and in large quantities, can upset your dog's stomach and aggrivate the digestive system. You shouldn't allow your dog to eat any kind of acidic fruits on a regular basis, but if your dog got hold of a lime one time, there won't be anything to worry about.

posted by Anonymous
Limes, the fruit, are one thing. Quicklime, used in gardening and keeping outhouse odours down, is quite another. If your dog ate the white lime powder, a trip to the vet is definitely in order.  add a comment

Answer by  debmalewski (1085)

He'll be fine, I'm sure. They are not poisonous. He might have a bit of a tummy ache from eating a citrus fruit, as they contain citric acid, limonin and oils. if you are concerned, you should give your vet a call. Keep an eye on the dog, and call if you notice any changes.


Answer by  Anonymous

My 20-pound dog ate a big slice of lime without me noticing. She's had all sorts of (bloody) diarrhea, went to the vet twice. She threw it up 5 days later (which is kind of normal time lapse for her) and evertything finally stopped.


Answer by  monica78md (44)

There is no problem at all with that. Alot of dogs eat alot of fruits, they just can not have chocolate or turkey. Now his stool may be loose for a bit, but that will go away and your dog will be just fine. In fact, he probably enjoyed that lime!


Answer by  salina (943)

The phrase "what comes in must come out" well this is one of those situation. If your dog ate limes all the time worry but eventually it'll pass.


Answer by  ez (187)

The lime fruit from a lime citrus tree is not toxic to dogs. However, chemical lime used in gardening and household cleaning products is extremely poisonous to pets. If your dog ingested the chemical "lime" do not induce vomiting as this substance is extremely dangerous and corrosive. Take your dog to a veterinarian or emergency clinic immediately for treatment.

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