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This is a large group of possibilities of items around the household.  The term acid means anything with a pH value of less than 7.  An example of a minor acid would be vinegar while drain cleaner is a strong acid.  Because if this, acids can range between mild to life threatening in their effects.   Most acids are very bitter and dogs do not want to eat them but they can come into direct contact without ingestion.  The eyes, respiratory, and gastrointestinal tracts are particularly sensitive to acids.  Symptoms may include:

  • Pawing at the Mouth
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Drooling
  • Ulcerations in the Mouth
  • Squinting or Wincing
  • Tearing of the Eyes
  • Redness of Exposed Area
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal Pain