My Dog Ate Eyeshadow What Should I Do?

By Tom •  Updated: 10/21/22 •  3 min read
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My Dog Ate Eyeshadow What Should I Do?

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Does anyone in your home wear eyeshadow? This is a very popular product that many pet parents use! And dogs will be dogs! Some are curious about everything their pet parents use or eat. It’s possible a dog could become curious about eyeshadow. He may think it’s something yummy to eat! But what happens if a dog eats eyeshadow?

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Has your dog eaten eyeshadow? Are you worried the eyeshadow will make your dog sick? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your dog eats something like this.

We’ve put together some information about eyeshadow and whether it can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!

What is Eyeshadow?

Eyeshadow is a cosmetic that’s been used for thousands of years. It’s usually applied to the eyelids (upper and lower) to make the wearer’s eyes stand out and appear more attractive. The product is often used to add depth and dimension to the eyes and complement the person’s eye color.

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This is a product that comes in a wide range of colors and textures. It’s available as a dry powder, pencil, cream, mousse, or liquid.

Eyeshadow is made with many ingredients that vary by brand. However, they usually include fillers, such as mica, talc, or kaolin clay. These products also contain binders, zinc, magnesium, silicon paraffin wax, mineral or vegetable oils, and more. Some products even include silica or nylon, dimethicone, boron nitride, or bismuth oxychloride.

While eyeshadow is safe for humans when used as directed, what about dogs? Can eyeshadow make a dog sick?

Eyeshadow & Dogs

Fortunately, most types of eyeshadow are not toxic for dogs. However, it is possible for a dog to get sick if he eats a lot of eyeshadow.

Symptoms of Eyeshadow Ingestion in Dogs

You may notice these symptoms if your dog has eaten eyeshadow:

If your fur baby has eaten eyeshadow and has these symptoms longer than 24 hours, then be sure to call the vet. The concern is that these symptoms can lead to dehydration.

Fortunately, the vet has medications to stop diarrhea and vomiting. And if your dog is dehydrated, the vet may use IV fluids to rehydrate your fur baby.

If your dog has eaten eyeshadow and you’re worried, then we highly recommend calling the vet. Or if your dog seems to be doing OK and then suddenly develops any concerning symptoms. In that case, call the vet.

And if your dog has a penchant for makeup and eyeshadow, it’s best to keep these products out of your dog’s reach! Prevent is always the best medicine.

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Tom

Tom has always loved to write since he was little - he wanted to be either a writer or a veterinary doctor, but he ended up being a professional writer while most of his works are based on animals. He was born in San Francisco but later moved to Texas to continue his job as a writer. He graduated from the University of San Francisco where he studied biotechnology. He is happily married and a soon to be father!

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