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We think our dog may have been exposed to a rat poison

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pellet earlier today. He is...
we think our dog may have been exposed to a rat poison pellet earlier today. He is not showing any poisoning symptoms yet. we don't know what to do. We think it was at around noon. Right now it is almost 10:20 pm. we just noticed that he had interacted with it. what do you recommend we do?
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Hi this is Dr B. Thank you for your question! I am a DVM with 28 years experience. Please allow me a moment to review your question.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
thank you
Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

Take package with you and go to vet ER...they will need to start your dog on vitamin K to prevent loss of blood clotting...

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

This should be done asap...

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

rat poison disrupts vitamin k levels which are required for normal clotting.....otherwise they bleed internally...

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

can I answer any other questions?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
ok
thank you
Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

any other questions?

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I would very much appreciate it if you would rate me 5 stars for my very prompt and attentive service. And do let me know if you need any additional help! You can rate me in the top right corner of the page. Thank you very much! DRB

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