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I'm just not sure if my dog ate any tomcat rat poison, I'm

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I'm just not sure if my dog ate any tomcat rat poison, I'm staying at a friends and there was some in the yard in a container but the top was broken an she may of been able to digest some
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Jess K replied 11 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am sorry to hear about Sophie. Do you have any idea the type of poison in the container? Does it have a brand name on the container? Did this happen recently?

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

The Tomcat product contains bromethalin - a rodenticide that cause muscle tremors, hyperexcitation, or seizures within hours after exposure. The bromethalin is present at 2.84 mg/ounce in that product and any major ingestion approaching 0.5 mg/kg should trigger decontamination by emesis and the administration of activated charcoal. For example, if Sophie weighed 10 kg (22 lbs) she would need to ingest 5 mg of the bromethalin to be worrisome which is present in 1.76 ounces of that product.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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