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My dog ate Bromethalin 2 -2.5 days ago. She ate half of the

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my dog ate Bromethalin 2 -2.5 days ago. She ate half of the 1 oz. cube. I took her to the vet yesterday when i realized it. They want 1000.00 to keep her for 24 hrs and i don't have it. They put a fluid pack in around 11:30 yesterday, gave her some diazapam rectally yesterday. I am giving her lasik for swelling. Started giving her pedialyte about 10 mins ago. she cant walk really and she is awake. she weighs 5.5
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Nala
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Nala?
Customer: she is a very active dog normally. She just lays there now. ate wed. but nothing since and i started giving water with syringe about 9 this morning. no vomiting or diarreah
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.

One half of a 1 ounce cube contains 1.4 mg of bromethalin. 1.4 mg/2.5 kg (5.5 lbs) = 0.56 mg/lb. Any major ingestion approaching 0.5 mg/kg should trigger decontamination with charcoal - 3 doses of charcoal over 24 hours. You can purchase activated charcoal (the "universal antidote") in your local pharmacy and dose Nala at the label's instructions.

Once clinical signs appear, treatment remains supportive in nature (mannitol or Lasix, diazepam for seizures, and ginkgo biloba (available where vitamin/herbal supplements are sold) at 43 mg/lb orally). Nala's prognosis is guarded but she can recover within a few days. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.