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  1. #1
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    Default Umm.. is it bad for horses to drink Vetrolin shampoo?

    Not straight, diluted in water.. but drinking quite enthusiastically.



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    Nah. It's like brushing your teeth with baby shampoo. Tastes...interesting, but won't do any harm.

    Ingredients: Surfactants, conditioners, vitamin E and PABA sunscreen"
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    Oh good! I was a little nervous. What kind of messed up horse WANTS to drink shampoo?? She was dripping suds from her lips. Ridiculous. And of course the bottle doesn't say anything about ingesting it.. keep away from eyes, yes, but not a word about drinking it.



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    I wouldn't allow her to drink any, but if she sneaks some I wouldn't worry. My last horse loved to drink sudsy water too.



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    Depending on what the "surfactants" are, they can be extremely hazardous.

    Conditioners are typically made of silicone... and that's not good either.

    I looked up the MSDS for some of the surfactants at work, and most were hazardous due to flammability, although some were highly hazardous on the health scale.

    I guess just don't light a lighter behind her rear if she starts passing bubbles out of the back......
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    Show Sheen (different brand of course) is chemically very similar to WD-40.


    I don't think I would totally freak out, but I would just watch for an upset tummy....


    Oh, and edited to add: My horse ate a quarter and a nickel once... and he's ok.
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    This thread has really given me a great laugh - hope that's ok.

    Mine once ate a firm plastic bottle cap. Chewed it thoroughly and enjoyed it. And he has to be watched around driveways with that soft white stone, he will eat the stones. Crunch em up and swallow em down - loves em, always on the lookout for a chance. I don't know what mineral he would be missing.

    For both the bottle cap and the stones he has comically fought my attempts to get them away from him. They are his and he intends to eat them.



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    my horse tried to eat my plastic watch once...he got it out of my trunk and started chewing it up. unfortunately it was rather large so i just stuck my hand all the way up his mouth until i found it and pulled it out...phew saved myself there. that couldve been a bad day.



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    Default My horse eats hundreds of dollars...

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    Oh, and edited to add: My horse ate a quarter and a nickel once... and he's ok.[/QUOTE]



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    One of my donkey is particularly fond of ... hoof soaking. Big bucket of warm water, saturated with epsom salt and a splash of iodine. Can't keep her out of it. Go figure.
    "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

    Spay and neuter. Please.



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