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Puppy ate mouse poison pellets (really old). Ingredients

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Puppy ate mouse poison pellets (really old). Ingredients look like brodifacoum et al. Ate it between 12:00 am and 8:00 am. Vet wants $300+ and I'm not sure I can afford that...any thoughts?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 11 months ago.

Hi. My name is***** I'm sorry to hear about this situation with Nash. Did the vet say what the $300 was going to cover? In the ideal world, this little guy is made to vomit if the ingestion was in the last 2 hours as that will bring up a decent amount of the poison. Then they can give activated charcoal to absorb more of the poison. Then they can start the antidote for this which is vitamin K1. This is the gold standard for this type of poison. IT is the most expensive. If he ate a toxic dose of the poison, he will start to bleed internally most likely in a couple days and he will die from it. I would try to get the funds for them to start up the therapy for this. The one side note is that if the ingestion is longer than 2 hours ago, inducing vomiting and doing the charcoal most likely won't decontaminate further. IN those cases just starting the Vitamin K1 orally is going to be the treatment. The simplest and very much effective thing in those cases is to just start the vitamin K1 for 28 days. It is the antidote! Please get him in for them to work with you with what funds you have.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Will do. Thank you.
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 11 months ago.

The good thing I tell owners about this poisoning is that there is an antidote and they typically do well if the therapy is started in a prompt time manner. Here is a great link on it.