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My dog ate a Tomcat mouse poisen brick. We induced vomiting…

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My dog ate a Tomcat mouse poisen brick. We induced vomiting and looks like it all came up. Calling vet in the am but worried about tonight so wondering if any signs.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Did you see what your dog ate?

We found the container and saw the bricks in the vomit

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?

Nope. 47 lbs lab

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Tomcat contains the neurotoxin bromethalin which can cause muscle tremors, hyperexcitation, and seizures within hours after exposure. A more insidious sign - hind limb paresis (weakness) can arise in up to 5 days or more later. The bricks come in 1 ounce and one pound sizes. An ounce brick couldn't intoxicate him because it contains 2.84 mg of bromethalin. 2.84 mg/47 lbs = 0.06 mg/lb and it takes an ingestion approaching 0.23 mg/lb to trigger decontamination. A pound brick, however, would be worrisome although his vomiting should have been at least partially protective. Which size "brick" did he ingest, please?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

tremors, not tremore

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
The very small size. Def not a pound.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Thank goodness. He should do nicely. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.

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