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Scudder Scare

We were at my boyfriends house just finishing up dinner yesterday. My boyfriend stood up and then yelled, NO!! I looked over and Scudder had a pan of Rat poisoning. The poison had spilled all over the floor. I freaked and asked my boyfriend how he got it. My boyfriend just put it out a few days earlier, in a tiny cubby hole. He didn't think the pups would be able to get it. Scudder had squeezed himself into the hole and grabbed the dish with his teeth to pull it out. Thank God my boyfriend saw him as he was backing out of the hole, spilling the poison as he pulled it. We checked his mouth to see if he ate any, because we didn't have any peroxide. Then we watched him like a hawk to see if he went for the water bowl. Scudder is fine. I don't think he ate any.

All I keep thinking about is, what if we didn't see him eat it?. He could have gotten so sick and we wouldn't have known what it was. He could have crossed over the rainbow bridge and missed out on his 3rd birthday next week!!!! Not my SCUDDY!!!

If I had peroxide, I would have made him throw up just to be on the safe side. From now on, before I bring my dogs to someone's house, I will ask them if there's any poison out. This is the time of year people use that stuff, because the rodents are looking for a warm place.





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Oh Linda! I am so relieved to read Scudder is fine. That is a terrible scare...and a good warning to us all.




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It is fritening when their curiosity and nose gets them into trouble. What a relief that Scudder is fine!

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Very scary but so glad Scudder is ok!!!

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OMG, how terrifying for you! I'm so glad your boyfriend saw him starting to get into it. Whew. Jane
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We were at my boyfriends house just finishing up dinner yesterday. My boyfriend stood up and then yelled, NO!! I looked over and Scudder had a pan of Rat poisoning. The poison had spilled all over the floor. I freaked and asked my boyfriend how he got it. My boyfriend just put it out a few days earlier, in a tiny cubby hole. He didn't think the pups would be able to get it. Scudder had squeezed himself into the hole and grabbed the dish with his teeth to pull it out. Thank God my boyfriend saw him as he was backing out of the hole, spilling the poison as he pulled it. We checked his mouth to see if he ate any, because we didn't have any peroxide. Then we watched him like a hawk to see if he went for the water bowl. Scudder is fine. I don't think he ate any.

All I keep thinking about is, what if we didn't see him eat it?. He could have gotten so sick and we wouldn't have known what it was. He could have crossed over the rainbow bridge and missed out on his 3rd birthday next week!!!! Not my SCUDDY!!!

If I had peroxide, I would have made him throw up just to be on the safe side. From now on, before I bring my dogs to someone's house, I will ask them if there's any poison out. This is the time of year people use that stuff, because the rodents are looking for a warm place.
Glad he is OK.
I think it might be a good idea to keep a bottle of peroxide in the car as well with other first aid stuff

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Horrifying! So glad Scudder seems to be okay!!!

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Very scary and thank goodness he saw it right away. Good reminder stuff like that attracts rats, it will probably attract dogs too

Just a note, don't use hydrogen peroxide with everything. I know it is safe for chocolate but I know it can react with some poisons so definitely call first.

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Linda, that goodness he is okay. I am sure you gave John a little talking to about putting out poisons and not discussing it with you.


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Very scary and thank goodness he saw it right away. Good reminder stuff like that attracts rats, it will probably attract dogs too

Just a note, don't use hydrogen peroxide with everything. I know it is safe for chocolate but I know it can react with some poisons so definitely call first.
Amanda I agree--

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KNOW THE SUBSTANCE SWALLOWED!!
If your dog has ingested a substance that you believe to be toxic, your first step is to identify the substance in question. Once you know what was ingested, call the Animal Poison Control Center above. The helpful people on this emergency line will be able to tell you if the substance is caustic or not. (Note: A $50 fee may be applied in some cases.)

This is a very important distinction, as caustic substances can NOT be treated by induced vomiting. Instead, vomiting will cause internal tears in your dog's stomach and his condition will rapidly worsen.

In many cases of poisoning, the immediate treatment is to induce vomiting, but be sure to check with a medical counselor first!


**Warning** - Know the substance before you make your pet vomit
In ALL poisoning cases, please seek veterinary care immediately!

If convulsions, seizures, shock or lethargy are present as symptoms,
do NOT induce vomiting!!

In ALL poisoning cases, please seek veterinary care immediately!
Vomiting is only a temporary fix to give you enough time to get your pet to a vet.

To induce vomiting, give orally (by mouth) ONE of the following:

►Hydrogen Peroxide

Three percent hydrogen peroxide (not hair coloring strength peroxide) is quite effective in making dogs and cats vomit. You must be sure to use three percent peroxide. Despite the label indicating that hydrogen peroxide is toxic, it is safe to give to dogs for this purpose. It is considered toxic since it induces vomiting and therefore does not stay in the body.

The appropriate dose of hydrogen peroxide is one teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight. If you have an oral syringe, one teaspoon equals 5 cc or 5 ml. Once given, walk your dog around or gently shake the stomach area to mix the peroxide with the stomach contents. Vomiting should occur within 15 to 20 minutes. If no vomiting occurs, you can safely repeat the three percent hydrogen peroxide once. If it is still not effective, your dog may need to be seen by a veterinarian for stronger vomiting medication.

Once the hydrogen peroxide is given, it is important to watch your pet so that he does not re-ingest the substance. If there is concern about toxicity, collect and take a sample of the vomitus to your veterinarian.

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