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Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian
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My doxie caught a mouse today and I've had poison hidden trying

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My doxie caught a mouse today and I've had poison hidden trying to get rid of the vermin. I know my dog bit the mouse and I am not sure if the mouse was dead or alive when my dog caught it. Its almost been 8 hours and I just noticed that the dog doesn't seem himself. it was Tomcat mouse killer. on the box the note to vets says the product is not an anticoagulant and that is does contain bromethain I live an hour from the nearest er vet and it's 2 am. What should I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.
Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question. This type of poison does cause brain swelling and neurologic issues that can become permanent. The treatment is IV fluids and medications to decrease brain swelling. The good news is that this does not have a "second kill" which means that if it has killed the mouse, it is unlikely, unless the mouse had some of this in his cheeks, that your guy would get this poison. This lethargy after 8 hrs may be due to a digestive disturbance rather than being poisoned by this product. Watch your guy for another hour or 2 to see if these symptoms are related to neurologic issues such as difficulty walking, appearing drunk and others. If this happens, rush him to your vet. If the symptoms are of a digestive nature, give your guy Pepcid AC at 0.5 mg per pound every 12 hrs while fasting for 24 hrs. Hopefully, he will be fine. Does that make sense to you? Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please REPLY so I can clarify for you. Sincerely, ***** *****
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think he is fine. But I'm removeing the poisons and changing to sticky traps ...that way I will know for sure . Thank you.
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.
That is good news....thanks for the update! Have a great evening!!
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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