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How long ago would she have eaten the rat poison?
Do you know the brand of rat poison it was?
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So, if this is the Tomcat brand, the active ingredient is usually bromethalin, which is not your standard anticoagulant rat poison that causes the blood to not clot correctly. It actually a toxin that acts on the central nervous system and causes brain swelling, seizures, lack of coordination, vestibular issues, weakness, paralysis, seizures and death. You will start to see clinical signs much sooner than with an anticoagulant poison. They can occur anywhere from 2-24 hours, where it usually takes 5-7 days for the other poisons. I would be concerned that there is some brain swelling occurring here. I would highly recommend getting her into your nearest veterinary emergency clinic to get evaluated and treated. If left untreated, it can be life threatening. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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I am sorry. There are no home remedies for rat poison. I wish it was that easy, but there are not any home remedies for most poisons.
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