Poison prevention is a topic that is a popular one once spring and summer roll around. The number one poison we see come into the clinic is rat bait. If your pet happens to get into rat bait, we say to induce vomiting right away to ensure that none gets into the body to cause harm. Vomiting can be induced with supplies that you have at home, such as hydrogen peroxide.
Here is a chart of the four most common rat baits used.
If you use rat bait on your farm we have found a good trap for mice and rats that we highly recommend. Dr. Jeff and Deanna, Dr. Danielle, and Carly use these on their farms. Dogs and cats can not get into these.
As spring and summer roll around, please be cautious of what your pets are getting into. If you have any questions or concerns please call your local vet or you can call the Pet Poison Hot line at 1-800-213-6680 or 1-855-289-0358.