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We have a 250 pd Allatonian Sheperd. He ate a small section

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We have a 250 pd Allatonian Sheperd. He ate a small section of rat poison. We live out on a ranch what can we do?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Did you see what the dog ate?
Customer: Yes a small portion of decon
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?
Customer: No. he is part of the family. Is there anything that we can do?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
An ingestion of a small section of bromifacoum (d-CON) will go unnoticed. It takes at least 1.8 ounces per 22 lbs of body weight for this anticoagulant rodenticide to cause uncontrolled bleeding. That's equivalent to over 20 ounces of d-CON for your dog. Could that small section have weighed so much? I don't believe that there's any reason to induce emesis or treat in any manner if that's not the case. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

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

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