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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My 35 lb dog ate a few bites of dicon before I caught her.

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My 35 lb dog ate a few bites of dicon before I caught her. small bites, couldn't tell any was gone but did hear some crunching.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
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It's unlikely that a few small bites will be dangerous. d-CON contains brodifacoum - an anticoagulant rodenticide which can cause uncontrolled bleeding - usually within a few days. It would take at least 2.7 ounces of d-CON to cause life-threatening bleeding in your 35 lb dog.
To be prudent, I recommend your inducing emesis by administering 35 ml (2 measuring tablespoons + one measuring teaspoon) of 3% hydrogen peroxide by means of a small poultry baster placed between her cheek teeth and cheek. She should vomit within 15 minutes of being dosed, particularly if fed a slice of bread prior to dosing. If she doesn't vomit, please repeat the same dose. The above is predicated upon her ingesting the d-CON within an hour.