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Tosha   Fortgay, West Virginia

4/4/2015 3:45:48 PM

My elkhound puppy is 3 months old and he might have eaten dcon.How do I know if he did?

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abby   dexter, Missouri

3/6/2015 9:14:37 PM

My puppy ate rat poison what do I do

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Sophia   Kansas City, Missouri

1/14/2015 9:03:22 PM


I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I'm no vet, but I recently took my dog to the vet due to accidental rat poisoning and have been doing a lot of research. Short answer : yes. D-con uses the chemical Brodifacoam which is highly lethal. So I'm not a vet, but my dog nearly died of a similar poisoning (Warfarin) which is not as strong as Brodifacoam. Usually, it takes 3-5 days for it to take complete effect, but if your dog ate a lot, and Brodifacoam is one of the strongest rat poisons out there, I think it's

Here is the link to the post I wrote about my dog's experience with rat poison:
http://www.asiangirlmeetsworld. com/butler/butler-dogs-near-death-experience/

Hoping that it helps somebody-- it took so long for us to find out the cause of our dog's ongoing illness (bleeding gums that wouldn't stop bleeding)- he nearly bled to death in the process.

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Rebecca   Las Vegas, Nevada

12/31/2014 10:38:09 AM

Can a box of dcon kill a 60 pound dog in less than 48 hours? No blood in vomit or stool that I found. Became lethargic stopped eating and would go potty my husband heard her crunching on something I our sons garage Saturday afternoon while helping them move into their new house obviously left by former owner. By Monday morning at 7 am she was gone.

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AmuseableDonkey   Exeter, California

11/11/2014 12:36:27 PM

Two of my dogs did last year. I gave them milk of magnesia and the second day, apple cider vinegar. They pulled through like champs. One was a small bed, one was a medium breed puppy. Today, our new puppy found some in an orchard. I've started MOM, she has vomited and convulsions have slowed. We have new neighbors that didn't consider the fact anybody around them have pets and children. I'm so upset right now.


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Sam   BROOKLYN, New York

10/17/2014 4:46:35 PM

I don't have the resources to get my pup to the vet so Thank you so very much for the helpful information. Within a minute of giving my dog the peroxide, she puked up all of the poison (and the bag it was in) to the point where her vomit went from bright green to white phlegm. I hope she learns from this! Thanks again.

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Frances   Flushing, New York

10/1/2014 2:45:43 PM

My dog had rat poison what should I do to make him vomit

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martha   houston, Texas

1/31/2014 6:35:53 PM

My 2months puppy ate rat poison I cant afford to take him in whst do I do. Please help...

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stacy   lumberton, Texas

12/7/2013 10:32:53 AM

I have a dog that eat rat poision I don't have money to take him to a vet what can I do

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Cherie Lynnae   Simi Valley, California

9/29/2013 3:03:44 PM

Evangers "Chicken" dog food, pure chicken and broth, easy to digest pure not crap in this dog food... most pet food stores carry it and you can always get it online in most places ( I use


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michelle   oakland, California

8/23/2013 1:07:24 AM

My puppy ate rat poison about 4 hours ago I just gave him water what else can I give jim. I can't afford the vet.

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Jackie   Eagle Moutnain, Utah

4/25/2013 6:22:16 AM

Call the phone number on the package of the poison. I called D-con's number this morning at 12:30am and they were able to figure out the lethal dose and reassure me that waiting till morning was ok before seeking medical help. Other wise I would have driven 4 towns over and 45 minutes one way to an emergency vet that could easily have helped me this morning. Waiting till 8, when they all open and we can get the pk test and then start Vit K if we need it.

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Tom   Redmon, Illinois

4/2/2013 3:56:19 PM

This just happened to our dog too...we got her to the vet and she is getting better. However, we cannot get her to eat dog food...does anyone have any suggestions? We can get her to take her Vitamin K pill with ham slices, cheese or peanut butter but that is about all we can get her to eat.


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heather   Hollywood, Florida

3/21/2013 2:44:28 PM

I recommend take the animal directly to a vet. My dog ate a block of rat poison and the company said no way who a dog eat it well when the vet induce vomiting he was full of the worst type of poisonous chemical in rat posion. There are several types of poisons used to kill rats and u must seek help . Forget the 1800 # goto the vet. If not anything u do will not be enough please don't chance it . My bill was $126.00 I was surprised the vet is here to help not rob u. Then again id spend any amount for my dogs.

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jared   mattoon, Illinois

2/4/2013 6:22:52 PM

No vitamin k is not potassium an ion element. Vitamin k reverses the clotting factors warfarin and other anticoagulants affect. To much potassium will cause electrolyte imbalance causing heart to stop. it is never given IV push in hospital only a drip piggy back rider to.sodium chloride in micrograms for this reason. it is it is given for lethal injection to prisoners. From a nurse in Illinois who does not want you to kill your dog.

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Bruce   Tri-Lakes, Missouri

1/28/2013 8:57:44 PM

Vitamin K is Potassium, no? Just get Potassium table and crush it.

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Trish   New Freedom, Pennsylvania

1/20/2013 1:01:21 PM

Thank you so much for the info posted here. Here are some tips I
1. The hydrogen peroxide takes a couple of minutes to

2 GNC is the only place in town to get Vit. K. CVS, tractor supply, nor Rite Aid does carries it.

3. There are tablets called Charco Caps at CVS that are activate charcoal.

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dw   ny, NY

12/20/2012 3:03:12 PM

my 12 lb dog at 2 small balls of Ramik mice poison--called vet--immediately gave 1tbsp hydrogen peroxide--she vomited within 5 minutes--was able to see the chewed balls. Called the 1800 number on the ramik package and the operator said she would have needed to eat 5 balls to get symptoms(bleeding). She said if she had symptoms they would be in 3-5 days. good luck

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Paul   Jacksonville, Florida

9/20/2012 6:04:56 PM

Paul Jax,

I think our 50 pound boxer ate about 10 rat poison pellets last night, we didn't figure it out until now, what can we due, vets closed

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Jennifer   Williston, Vermont

9/17/2012 6:43:29 AM

How can i get vitamin k1 for my dog without a costly vet visit

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