View Full Version : Minnies dice with Rat Poison

29th August 2009, 09:07 PM
After a lovely day at the beach we decided to pop into some friends on our way home.
They were plagued with rats some time ago as their pesky neighbours keep leaving loads of food on the ground for the birds. Anyway they put a big dish of rat bait down and forgot all about it as it was hidden away at the end of the garden.
Well, you guessed, we had only been there a few minutes when Minnie came running up with turquoise staining all around her mouth - major panic:shock:. Got hold of our emergency vet but we were over 40 minutes away, so he told us to get hold of a local vet.

Found a vet hospital just 10 minutes away and we rushed her there, complete with rat bait containers.
When we arrived they immediately phoned the poisons unit - who thankfully said that she should be OK, but to induce vomiting.

So Minnie was taken off into the treatment room but decided she was not going to play ball and refused to vomit even after she had been given max amount of their vomit inducing liquid and came out of the room full of the joys of spring. :sl*p:

It was then decided to just give her a Vitamin K jab just in case of any side effects, but Vet was confident that she would be just fine. He said she would have had to have eaten at least 5 kilos of it to have been a real problem. However he has given us a details of what to look out for - so we will spend the next 24 hours watching her like a hawk.

29th August 2009, 09:14 PM
Oh Sandra, what a horrid shock for you. Glad Minnie seems none the worse though:)

Brian M
29th August 2009, 09:18 PM

What a horrible episode for you all you must have been out of your mind with worry till the all clear was given but so pleased it all turned out Ok .:)

29th August 2009, 09:20 PM
What a dramatic end to your day! Hope that Minnie is still showing no ill effects from her snacking, sure it was wise to get her to a vets, just hope the vomit inducing liquid does't have a delayed effect!!:eek:

29th August 2009, 09:39 PM
Oh No:(

My friends Springer spaniel ate rat poison last year,,,,,he died within about 2 hours it was awful.

You are so lucky.....and right to watch Minnie like a hawk


29th August 2009, 09:42 PM
Oh how very scary. I'm glad Minnie is going to be okay.

29th August 2009, 09:50 PM
Oh what a scare, so glad she seems none the worse for her ordeal.

29th August 2009, 10:29 PM
How terrible for you,im so glad Minnie is ok & hope youve recovered from the shock:hug:

29th August 2009, 11:22 PM
You must have gotten some fright:hug: Glad Minnie is none the worse after it

30th August 2009, 12:40 AM
I bet you were beside yourselves!

fingers crossed she continues to be ok, keep us posted on how she is.

30th August 2009, 07:02 AM
How scary! I am so glad that she is allright now, I would have been terrified, too. :hug:

30th August 2009, 09:54 AM
How is Minnie this morning?

murphy's mum
30th August 2009, 10:17 AM
Oh my! I hope Minnie is okay this morning :hug:

30th August 2009, 10:38 AM
How is Minnie? hope she has no ill affects from her little adventure.

30th August 2009, 11:45 AM
:thnku: everybody. Minnie seems absolutely fine this morning with, thankfully, no after effects from her escapade yesterday.

Our poor friends were frantic with worry. My hubby said we should have asked if their garden was OK before we let the girls off - but who goes round to friends houses and asks "have you got any rat poison in your garden?" :eek:

Mind you I think we will now - lesson learned.

30th August 2009, 12:48 PM
:thnku: everybody. Minnie seems absolutely fine . My hubby said we should have asked if their garden was OK before we let the girls off - but who goes round to friends houses and asks "have you got any rat poison in your garden?" :eek:

Mind you I think we will now - lesson learned.

I'm so glad Minnie is fine. What a scary day for you.

I must admit to asking friends about slug pellets when we go round, but hadn't considered rat poison!:yikes I might have to add that to my list to make me even more of a paranoid owner.:D

cavs r us
30th August 2009, 02:31 PM
That is very scary. Hope she is still doing okay.

Cathy T
30th August 2009, 05:00 PM
OMG...you are soooo lucky!! Rat poison (at least certain tops) are incredibly toxic and a very tiny amount can kill in an incredibly short period. Thank goodness Minnie is okay. Heck, I wouldn't hesitate to ask if it's okay to let my dogs offleash in a friend's yard. I'd even go as far as to walk the perimeter just to make sure it's totally safe. This wouldn't surprise any of my friends icon_whistling

Mom of Jato
30th August 2009, 05:48 PM
So glad to hear she is OK. What a scary thing to have happen. Those little stinkers will eat about anything I think. :rolleyes:

Rj Mac
30th August 2009, 06:34 PM
Glad to hear she's doing well, must have gave you all a huge fright :hug:

31st August 2009, 12:32 AM
So glad to hear that Minnie is ok after her scare, it must have been an anxious 24 hours:)