Rat poison is incredibly dangerous for your dog, not to mention incredibly toxic. If your dog ingests rat poison, it could easily kill or endanger your pup. Rat poison has a very distinct scent, and your dog, being led by scent, is certainly going to be attracted to it.
What should I do if my dog licks rat poison?
If you have reason to believe that your dog or pup has ingested rat poison, seek professional help right away. If your dog vomits, bring the sample of his vomit to your vet. More importantly, in case you’ve found the substance that the dog ingested, take it to your veterinarian’s office as soon as possible.
How do you know if your dog’s been poisoned?
The following symptoms may indicate that your dog has been poisoned:
- Nausea and/or vomiting.
- Heart problems.
- Kidney failure.
Can rat poison kill cats and dogs?
Rat baits are dangerous and potentially deadly to animals and people that consume them. The baits used are normally flavoured to make them attractive to rodents and these can also entice other animals to eat them. Dogs and cats who ingest rat baits may die.
How long does it take for a dog to recover from rat poison?
Depending on the dosage ingested, your dog may recover from one week to one month. In that time period, it’s vital to monitor their condition and report any signs of illness to your veterinarian.
How can you tell if your dog has rat poison?
Symptoms and Types
Common symptoms of toxicosis in dogs include loss of appetite (anorexia), impaired movement, paralysis of the animal’s hind limbs, slight muscle tremors, generalized seizures, and a depression of the central nervous system.