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my dog (18 pounds) just ate a small amount of rodent poison.

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my dog (18 pounds) just ate a small amount of rodent poison. What should we do?
Welcome! My name isXXXXX am a 2003 graduate from UC Davis, and currently a Medical Director of a veterinary hospital.

I am sorry to hear about this concern for Dandelion.

In this type of situation, where we are not certain of how much, I always recommend inducing vomiting. Especially, if it was ingested in the past 10 minutes or so, because inducing vomiting can be highly effective of taking away a lot of risk. If ingested over 1 hour ago, that changes my answer.

To induce vomiting at home, give 1 to 2 teaspoons for every 10 pounds of body weight of 3% hydrogen peroxide. ONLY use the 3% peroxide. If no vomiting within 15 minutes, the dose can be repeated. It is an irritant to the stomach lining, and that is why it causes vomiting. 1 teaspoon is 5ml of liquid.

Now, if you are referring just about a lick or two, that likely would not cause any harm regardless of whether this is a vitamin K antagonist rodenticide or the type that causes seizures.

But, a small amount can be significant for 18 pound dog.
Worth inducing vomiting in my opinion to be safe.

If you have no peroxide at home, then let me know, as we will need to discuss further exactly how much was ingested, to determine if you need to rush to a ER vet or not.

I hope that information has been helpful.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

This just happened . . . we are taking her to ER to induce vomiting. She ingested a small amount of the poison. . .bromephaline . . .but we are still choosing to err on the side of caution and get this out of her ASAP. Thank you for your quick response!

You bet Barbara.
Good decision, even if a small amount.

Make sure to ask the please give something to help settle the stomach after inducing vomiting.

If they see a certain amount of poison come out in the vomit, they may also suggest giving some activated charcoal liquid to help bind up anything left in the body.

Good LUck
Hope that additional information helps. Definitely, reply to me if there is any other way I may assist you. I hope my responses have been satisfactory.
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Hi Barbara,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Dandelion. How is everything going?

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