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Rat Bait Poisoning

“My dog ate Rat Poison a few hours ago but he seems fine…”

We commonly receive phone calls from well-meaning pet owners with dogs or cats that had eaten rat poison a few hours earlier, or even the night before. Sometimes we’re not told for days or weeks after the pet has eaten rat bait, and unfortunately sometimes by then it’s too late.

Rat Bait Poisoning

Rat Bait ingestion is always serious, but often doesn’t cause clinical signs straight away. This is because it stops clotting factors from being produced, and symptoms do not appear until those clotting factors are depleted. This results in pets eating rat bait, that initially appear fine. Unfortunately by the time symptoms are present, such as spontaneous severe bleeding, treatment is more difficult and costly.

Pets that are actively bleeding may require blood or plasma transfusions, and several weeks of antidote administration until the rat bait is excreted from their system. Some pets will also require a stay in intensive care.

The best course of action if your pet has eaten rat bait is to present them to a vet clinic as soon as possible. A vet can induce vomiting and commence decontamination if indicated. If presented immediately after ingestion, some pets will not need ongoing medication.

If you suspect your pet has eaten something poisonous, it is ALWAYS best to present them to a vet clinic for treatment, even if you are unsure.

There is no such thing as a completely ‘pet safe’ rat bait. If pets wont eat it, neither will the rats.

Xmas Raffle 2015

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Keysborough Veterinary Practice is pleased to announce a 2015 Christmas Raffle for all our clients. Yes, we know October is still a bit early, but we wanted to give everyone plenty of warning to get their entries in.

Each of our clients is entitled to one FREE entry into the Raffle. Entries must be filled in and deposited in the box at the front desk by no later than 9am the 18th of December 2015. Winners will be drawn that day. Prizes are as follows:

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Dog Prize #1 contains a bag of ADVANCE premium dog food, FRONTLINE PLUS flea treatment, a voucher for one free health check & vaccine at Keysborough Veterinary Practice, Fido’s shampoo, Fit ‘n’ Flash treats and some toys.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADog Prize #2 contains a picnic blanket, PAW Osteochews for joint health, a voucher for a 6 month pack of ADVOCATE all in one parasite protection, Fit ‘n’ Flash treats and some toys.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADog Prize #3 contains a bath time fun bundle from Dermcare, including ALOVEEN shampoo, and some Fit ‘n’ Flash treats.

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADog Prize #4 contains fragrant Fido’s shampos, Fit ‘n’ Flash treats and some toys.

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADog Prizes #5 & #6 brought to you by Hills consist of a food storage container, canine t/d prescription diet for dental health, a pet sleeping bag and some toys.

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACat Prize #1 contains a bag of ADVANCE premium cat food, FRONTLINE PLUS flea treatment, a voucher for a free health check and vaccination at Keysborough Veterinary Practice, some Fit ‘n’ Flash treats and some toys.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACat Prize #2 contains a voucher for ABBA Boarding kennels, a 6 month pack of Revolution all in one parasite control, a fleece pet blanket and some toys.

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACat Prize #3 contains a voucher for Royal Canin premium cat food, a 6 month pack of Revolution all in one parasite control, a fleece pet blanket and some toys.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACat Prize #4 includes a cooler bag, a voucher for a 6 month pack of ADVOCATE all in one parasite control, Fit ‘n’ Flash treats, a pair of ear phones and some toys.

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACat Prizes #5 & #6 contain the very popular Hills prescription diet t/d for dental health, a pet sleeping mat and some toys.

 

 

Prizes are not redeemable for cash and exchanges are at the discretion of Keysborough Veterinary Practice.