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Kidd My dog may have, really not sure, ingested a few

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Kidd My dog may have, really not sure, ingested a few Wilsarin rat and mouse poison, says cellulose from corn 42.7% Can't dtermine if she id or which pesticide it means?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: We just came to a friends cottage and were turning water on, our small dog, 12-14lbs was wondering around with us, when I noticed a mouse bait station and some pellets on the ground. I did not see her eat any, but she may have when I wasn't looking. I looked over the pile many times and can't tell if it was disturbed other then the mouse poop around it. I looked her over right away, could not see any residue of food or smell. I found the package and it is Wilson, wilsarin pellets. Says cellulose of corn con 42.7% but nothing else
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

According to the literature on this product "Wilsarin Rat and Mouse Bait Pellets is a corn cellulose based product that interferes wtih a rodent's digestive system, causing death by dehydration. No chance of secondary poisoning with non-target animals or humans. Kills mice and rats that are resistant to conventional rodenticides." Your dog might experience transient gastrointestinal distress - inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea - from ingesting such an unusual "food" but she wasn't intoxicated. There's no need to induce emesis or treat in any manner.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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