Tag: rodenticide

Nicole Bode, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Pet Poison Helpline Some of us love the colder weather, some of us dread it from the first snowfall to the last snowmelt each spring. All of us love our pets and want them prepared to be their healthiest and most comfortable when the seasons finally change. Here are…

By Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT Director, Veterinary Services & Senior Veterinary Toxicologist at Pet Poison Helpline June 20, 2019 Pet exposure to rodenticides (mouse and rat poisons) always ranks amongst the top 5 cases managed by Pet Poison Helpline and right now is no exception. Refresh your memory and learn about what’s new…

By Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT Director, Veterinary Service & Sr. Veterinary Toxicologist  & Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology d-CON® is one of the most popular brands of rodenticide in the US. It’s so popular, pet owners may unwittingly refer to all rodenticides as “d-CON®”, similar to the way many of us…

Breaking news! After over two years of ongoing debate between the EPA and the makers of d-CON mouse poison, the parties have reached an agreement. D-CON will comply with new EPA rodenticide standards and will switch to a different anticoagulant ingredient (diphacinone). The good news here is that this anticoagulant has a readily available antidote…

Now that summer has drawn to an end, it’s important to remember all those upcoming seasonal toxins that we need to be aware of! With Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, make sure to educate yourself on the pet poisons that are around your house and that we commonly see here at Pet Poison…