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how much mouse poison (Difethialone) does a dog need to ingest

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how much mouse poison (Difethialone) does a dog need to ingest to poison him?
My dog who weighs 10 lbs found a plastic bait box and chewed alittle of both ends.(The bait is tucked into the middle of the box) I only saw alittle poison in the one opening. So I can't be sure how much he got.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.

Dr. G :

Hello, my name isXXXXX am a licensed veterinarian and I will try and help you as best as I can.

Dr. G :

how long ago did this happen?

Customer:

About 3 hours ago

Dr. G :

I see. did your dog vomit at all yet?

Dr. G :

did your dog vomit at all yet?

Dr. G :

The toxic dose for a dog is 0.02mg/kg

Customer:

No

Dr. G :

your dog weighs about 5 kg

Customer:

yes

Dr. G :

I would probably start up vitamin K1

Dr. G :

he will need 5mg daily for 4 weeks

Customer:

where would I get that?

Dr. G :

you can try a pharmacy like CVS or a health foods store, your vet would have it for sure or another vet hospital in the area that is open.

Dr. G :

ideally in the future, any toxin exposure should be treated within two hours with the induction of vomiting and by your vet giving activated charcoal

Customer:

I've tried all the vet offices first and no one is open! Do you think whole foods would have it?

Customer:

should I also take him to my vet on Monday?

Dr. G :

they may have it at whole foods

Customer:

How serious is this. Should I stay home tonight to monitor him?

Dr. G :

Bloodwork shows changes after 72 hours, so no need to go to the vet since it has been this long, I would just start up the vitamin K. You dont really need to stay home to monitor him, just keep him crated so he stays out of trouble

Customer:

I will! We have an older dog (cockapoo) who has never gotten into anything! Both our dogs came from a rescue and they're as sweet as can be.

Dr. G :

The things you would be looking for are associated with bleeding, so any blood in the stool or any large bruises would warrant a visit to the vet

Customer:

But Simon is a little devil!

Dr. G :

As long as you start up the vitamin K, I would not expect any problems. Some dogs like your simon like to eat everything toxic, so be very careful in the future!

Customer:

Thank you so much! I'll start him on it before we go out.

Dr. G :

you're very welcome. I wish you the best with Simon. Have a great day!

Customer:

thanks!

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