My Pet Ate Mouse Poison Pellets!


We all want our beloved pets to live healthy and safe lives, but sometimes issues can arise and cause serious problems, such as ingestion of mouse poison pellets. So, what should we do if our dog or cat consumes poison? The very first step is to contact your veterinarian or another specialist immediately so they can get your pet the right treatment as quickly as possible.


In order to minimize the risk of poison in the future, we have some additional helpful information on mouse poison pellets.



Where Can Mouse Poison Pellets Be Found?


Pets can be poisoned by mouse poison pellets. Mouse poison pellets are applied in places where rodents can be found – including your garage, stable, farm, car, or even in a park or nature area. Mouse poison pellets come in a broad range of colors (green, blue, tan, red).



What Could Happen If My Pet Ate Mouse Poison Pellets?


Depending on the active ingredient, the toxicity level may be severe in both dogs and cats. If your pet has ingested mouse poison pellets, they may experience clinical symptoms such as vomiting, seizures, breathing problems, tremors, and possibly many more. These symptoms may develop in as quickly as 2 hours but can also be delayed as much as 36 hours after eating the pellets. Make sure you keep a watchful eye and carefully monitor your beloved pet for any signs of poisoning.


Common Symptoms:

  • Vomiting
  • Incoordination
  • Tremors
  • Seizures
  • Altered state of consciousness
  • Paralysis
  • Drinking and urinating more frequently
  • Bruising
  • New swelling
  • Breathing problems



What Should I Do If My Pet Ate Mouse Poison Pellets?


If you believe your pet has ingested mouse poison pellets, the best course of action is to immediately contact your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline®! Try your best to identify the type of mouse poison pellets or bring in a sample of the suspected poison. Your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline® will try to identify the active toxin and then figure out the best plan for treatment options. By acting quickly, you not only save your pets life, but also prevent the need for costly medical care.



How Can I Prevent This from Happening in the Future?


The best thing to do as a pet owner is to be educated on toxins both inside and outside the house. Make sure you are purchasing products that will not harm your pet’s life and keep those products out of reach. This is the first step to prevent any mishap from happening in the future.


Again, if you think your pet has been poisoned by mouse poison pellets immediately call your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline® at (855)-764-7661 with any questions or concerns.