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david   marysville, CA

12/2/2011 12:24:13 AM

Thank you! Dogs have a chance because of your Public Service emergency treatment advice. Will supplement with Vet visit backup but nice to be able to initiate treatment ASAP.

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Keleyah   Philadelphia, PA

11/24/2011 6:31:02 AM

My Dog just ate Dcon and its thanksgiving and the vet is closed. please help me. he is a small dog only 5-7 pounds, a Yorkshire, i dont know how much he ate.

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ivana   visalia, CA

11/16/2011 9:38:15 AM

My 9wk old ate quite a bit of dcon and i gave her 2tsp hydr worked she vomited alot then i took her to vet he gave her charcol & vit k...i hope she gets way better she showed no signs of sickness good thing my dayghter caught her eating it or it wldve been the way she's a minpin 5lbs

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Angie   Nixa, MO

10/30/2011 1:58:36 PM

This happened to our 2 pound Pom puppy this morning. Thank goodness for the internet and for Emergency Vets!! We were told to give her 2 teaspoons of Hydrogen Peroxide immediately, and shake her gently to induce vomiting. She vomited EVERYTHING up within a couple of minutes. We gave her a second dose fifteen later and took her to the vet. The vet gave her charcoal (absorbs the poison) an antidote injection, and also 25 mg of vitamin K to help her blood to clot. She is doing very good now. We have to take her for a follow up within 4 days for blood work to see if she is clotting properly. We have to continue her vitamin K for three weeks. Thank You for this information!! It saved Miah's life!

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brittany   rome, GA

9/17/2011 5:40:50 PM

were can you get vitamin k


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Carrie   Mukwonago, WI

8/24/2011 12:50:12 PM

Our 30lb 4 month old Chocolate Lab became lethargic and wouldn't eat Monday, took him to the Vet. Next day he was worse was referred to ER Vet ran test found internal bleeding, low white blood count, liver had high counts. Thinks it might be rat poison. He's getting plasma transfusions and Vitamin K....still waiting to hear how he is. We have no idea where or how he found it.

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Pam   Pasadena, CA

7/18/2011 6:02:11 PM

Just learned my 85 lb. Golden Retriever died from ingesting rat poison from some unknown source. How can this poison be legal that is meant to kill a tiny 1 lb rodent but can kill such a big dog? We use rat traps with peanut butter to kill our rats. Why is rat poison permitted to be used?

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amber   visalia, CA

7/6/2011 11:29:52 AM

hey r u sure this will work.

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jason   bruni, TX

6/2/2011 11:28:02 AM

this is to louise, how much salt did u use? do u feed the salt then feed the water or do u make saltwater then feed? how long does it take to work? i am in the same situation im 2hr from the vet and my 100lb lab just ate a whole pack of rat poison, i have no peroxide and have tried half a bottle of mustard with no effect. i have given him 2 tablespoons of salt and a glass of water, is more recommended?

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Louise   Normanton, PE

5/22/2011 6:35:52 PM

Yesterday my 2kg (4.5 lb) Pomeranian ate half a small box of Talon rat poison and he was completely fine but I knew he wouldn't be. We live about 5 hours from our closest vet so there was no hope he would live if we did nothing and rushed him to the vet. We straight away gave him salt n forced water into him which made him vomit all the poison back up. I called the vet this morning and told them what happened and they said he only has a small chance of being at anymore risk because we made him vomit it all up within 30 mins. They are sending me vitamin K for him to take for about 4 - 6 weeks. I would never use peroxide to make a dog vomit as much as I hear people say it all the time but salt and water does a much better job.


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Teri   Berkeley, CA

5/4/2011 11:39:04 AM

I recently had the same situation with my 11 month old pitbull. I gave him lots of milk to drink before we went to the ER where I found out that there are two types of rat poison. one that causes the rat to bleed to death and one that causes neurological damage. My dog ate the one that causes bleeding which can be successfully treated if the animal is seen within short time frame after being eaten. They did induce vomiting and prescribed Vitamin K that they said I could not buy in the stores because it was a different kind of Vitamin K. At any rate, on the first day after the incident my puppy was very tired and just laid around all day. By the second day he was fine and acting like himself but I am still going to finish out his full three weeks of treatment.

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Meghann   Hugo, MN

4/2/2011 7:26:21 PM

This happened to my brothers dog today so we gave him the hydrogen peroxide and then got him to the emergency vet. The ER vet was very unhappy that he had the hydrogen peroxide and said it can cause more damage and it should not be given. Sometimes dogs do not vomit from it and it sits in their stomach and causes more trouble. My suggestion is to call poison control or a vet before you give them anything. My brothers dog had his stomach pumped within 2-3 hours of eating the rat poison and should be fine. He was also given a lot of water which apparently helped.

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Laura   Fresno, CA

3/26/2011 2:39:36 PM

Excellent!! Helped calm me down when my Boy ate some today; still went to emerg vet.

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John   Black, SC

3/14/2011 5:39:25 AM

I have a three year old shitzu mix(approx. 10-12 lbs.) Looks like she found some rat poison over the weekend. It looks like she didn't eat much of it. How much does it take to saffect her?

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Lori   Renton, WA

3/5/2011 9:02:30 AM

Thank you your article it was very helpful it answered all my questions I had and more.

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rebecca   lacey, WA

2/13/2011 9:04:40 AM

thank you for this, it saved my dog. my dog ate rat poison on a Sunday and my vet was closed. i fallowed the directions and by the time i got a hold of my vet, she said i had done everything perfect and my dog should be fine. i will have a check up next week.

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Dawn   Flint, MI

2/9/2011 4:15:53 PM

Thank you. Last week my careless husband called and told me he bought rat poison (Tom Cat) then left it in the car with my dogs while he ran another errand (they ate it obviously).

Your article was the first article i found on google. It was after 5 pm, the "big blizzard" had just begun and my vets office was closed. Having beagles, I've had to induce vomiting on them before but your website gave me the confidence that that was the right thing to do in this particular poisoning case.

As my husband pulled in, I had a syringe (with the needle removed) full of peroxide and ready to go.

I administered the peroxide and we headed out in the snowstorm to the emergency vet. The dogs threw up in the car on the way there and the vet induced vomiting again after we arrived at their office.

They weren't going to give them charcoal, but I insisted because of your article and we began them on vitamin K that night.

They visited our regular vet two days ago and they were impressed at how quickly we moved in the emergency and how well the dogs were doing. I insisted they perform blood work just to check and that came back normal as

Today I found a bruise on my littlest beagles ear- but otherwise he seems fine. We'll continue to monitor him closely.

Whoever said that people shouldn't induce vomiting, my vet disagrees. They were emphatic that we did the right thing.

To those who are only inducing vomiting and not visiting their vet- that's not good enough. It only cost us $322 for 2 dogs at the emergency vet and that included vomit induction, activated charcoal and their vitamin k. Well worth it to save them from bleeding to death for our own carelessness.

Rat poison is a horrid product and my husband never should have purchased it. Humane traps people. Humane traps.

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EAT ME   c, CO

2/5/2011 10:35:10 PM

i am so d! my puppy ate a box of mouse poision and now he's drinking a ton of water and dying. i am going to shoot the person who left the door open , and killed my PUPPY

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aja   St. Petersburg, FL

1/25/2011 6:11:40 PM

I think you should get the dog to the vet immediately. They have the tools and experience to best deal with this kind of situation. Right now my little Bella is in the hospital fighting for her life. I am glad I took her to the vet because they think that she has gotten into rat poison. I hope she will be okay. Just get your dog to the vet. That is the one thing that may save your pet's life.

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Dave   Toledo, OH

1/15/2011 7:13:18 AM

Do not induce vomiting,that is per label instructions. Get the animal to the vet with the label/ MSDS sheet if possible, as soon as possible.

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