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My 70 lb. black lab mix ate a few pellets of rat poisoning

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My 70 lb. black lab mix ate a few pellets of rat poisoning about 4 hours ago. What should we do?
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name isXXXXX am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions to be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- What is the name of the poison or active ingredient?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Give us a minute. We will have to look it up online.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

D-con pellets. We think she ate a few pellets


Jill, D-con has as an active ingredient an anticoagulant, meaning that it causes toxicity by inhibiting coagulation which leads to bleeding. The good news is that it takes about 1-2 days to exert it's effects so you have plenty of time to get treatment. The treatment is using vitamin k1 as an antidote. After 4 hours of ingestion there is not much you can do at home. The poison has moved out of the stomach after 2 hours and inducing vomiting will not help. Follow up in the morning with family veterinarian for vitamin k1, Juju will be fine until the morning.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you. I knew there was some restrictions related to time of consumption. That will give us some peace of mind until morning. I assume the vets will know about vitamin K.



I am certain your vet will know about vitamin k1.

You're welcome.

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Hi Jill,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Juju. How is everything going?

Dr. Peter