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My puppy ate brodifacoum rat poisons,what do I do. Talon rat

Customer Question

My puppy ate brodifacoum rat poisons,what do I do
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Did you see what your puppy ate?
Customer: Yes Talon rat and mouse killer
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your puppy?
Customer: He is 10 weeks old
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 2 months ago.

Hello, I'm Dr Gary. I've been practicing veterinary medicine since 2007. I look forward to helping with your questions/ concerns.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 2 months ago.

Brodifacoum is an anti-coagulant, it can cause bleeding 2-5 days after the ingestion.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 2 months ago.

You will need to go to a vet for this. Here's the treatment:

1. Induce vomiting to get up as much as you can

2. Give activated charcoal to bind any toxin left in the gut

3. Start Vitamin K (the antidote) and give that for 30 days

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 2 months ago.

When caught early and treated appropriately, I have never seen a dog go on to bleed. Your dog should do just fine.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 2 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Gary