Kerosene, Gasoline & Petroleum Product Poisoning in Dogs and Cats
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith

Kerosene and Gasoline.

Kerosene and gasoline.

General Information
Kerosene and gasoline are absorbed through the skin and through the GI tract.

Toxic Dose
Varies depending upon the route of exposure.

Drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, ataxia, difficulty breathing, tremors, seizures, coma, and death.

Immediate Action
DO NOT induce vomiting if ingested, as it increases the risk of aspiration. Seek veterinary attention. If dermal (skin) exposure has occurred, bathe with mild detergent and rinse thoroughly. Seek veterinary attention while decontaminating the pet.

Veterinary Care
General treatment: Additional bathing is performed if dermal exposure has occurred.

Supportive treatment: IV fluids are administered. The pet is monitored and treated for heart or organ disorders and aspiration or chemical pneumonia.

Specific treatment: Unavailable.


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Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center - 24-hour service available throughout North America.

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

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Updated 6/20/17

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