General information on Rodent Poisons
Rodent Poisons account for many accidental dog poisonings. Signs of poisoning may not be visible for several days after exposure. Most of these poisons are powerful anticoagulants that heed the creation of vitamin K (needed for blood clotting). There are two classes of this poison. The first one gradually kills the rodents after several feedings. The second can be up to 200 times stronger and will kill a rodent with one feeding. Dogs can be poisoned from eating the poison directly or my eating a poisoned rodent.
Symptoms of Rodent Poisons
Signs may include weakness and a pale look due to internal bleeding. Rectal bleeding, vomiting blood, bruises beneath the skin and gum bleeding.
Treatments for Rodent Poisons
If any of these symptoms occur, seek a veterinarian immediately.
If you can locate the poison, bring it with you as this will help the vet determine what poison your dog has ingested. Fresh blood and vitamin K may be administered to offset the anticoagulants.
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