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Puppy ate poison what should I do

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puppy ate poison what should I do
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

What kind of poison?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
for mice
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
not getting response
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Do you still have the box?

I need to know the active ingredient to give you advice on how to proceed.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
don't know
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
anyone there
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.


Most of them are anti-coagulants. This means that they cause bleeding. The nice thing, is that it takes 2-5 days to cause any bleeding, so you have a chance to start treating. The other common type is a neuro toxin. Those take effect within hours, and they're often fatal once signs occur.

Since we don't know which one, I would do the following:

1. Induce vomiting at home. You can do this by giving hydrogen peroxide orally. You can give 1 teaspoon per 5 lbs body weight. This should induce vomiting within 10-15 minutes.

2. Go to a 24 hour vet. This is to give activated charcoal to bind whatever is left in the stomach. This is what will prevent neurologic signs if it's the neuro toxin (Bromethalin)

3. Start Vitamin K therapy. This is to prevent bleeding. The vet will have this. It's typically given for 3-4 weeks.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Sorry, I can't call now. I was typing up your answer when you sent that request.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
tried emergency vets..want a lot of money...don't have
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Ok. In that case, just induce vomiting with Hydrogen Peroxide tonight and then see your vet for Vitamin K in the morning. If it's the anti-coagulant type (Brodifacoum), then that should be fine. If it's the neurologic type, there is some risk.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you,will try peroxide
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

You're welcome. Let me know if you need anything else.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about Chico. How is everything going?
Dr. Gary