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Our pit just ate 1/2 a cube of tomcat rat poison. What

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Our pit bull just ate...
Our pit bull just ate 1/2 a cube of tomcat rat poison. What should I do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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How much does your Pitbull weigh, please?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
75lbs
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
My daughter tried charcoal 1 brick and two eggs mixed together. He ate it.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Thank you. The Tomcat rat poison contains bromethalin. Any major ingestion approaching 0.23 mg/lb should trigger decontamination by emesis and then activated charcoal. There are 2.8 mg/ounce of bromethalin in that product.

0.23 mg/lb x 75 lbs = 17 mg. Colt would need to ingest 17/2.8 = 6 ounces of that product to be worrisome and trigger decontamination. I don't believe that 1/2 of a cube weighs 6 ounces and so I don't believe that inducing emesis or treating Colt in any manner is necessary. Please check your product to see if you can find what a cube weighs in ounces or grams so that my suspicion will be confirmed. (In Tomcat Rat Killer II each bait block weighs 30 grams (1 ounce).)

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Colt. How is everything going?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Colt is great. A little bit if an upset stomach but fine now.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Good to hear. Thank you for letting me know.

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