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    SQUIRREL ATE RAT POISON- CAN I GIVE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE????? HELP!!!!!

    6week old escaped from cage and was chewing block of poison

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    Default Re: SQUIRREL ATE RAT POISON- CAN I GIVE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE????? HELP!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SugarHill View Post
    SQUIRREL ATE RAT POISON- CAN I GIVE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE????? HELP!!!!!

    6week old escaped from cage and was chewing block of poison
    Good Lord. No to hydrogen peroxide. Call poison control - tell them it is a puppy or something. They will need to know exactly what type of poison.

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    Default Re: SQUIRREL ATE RAT POISON- CAN I GIVE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE????? HELP!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SugarHill View Post
    SQUIRREL ATE RAT POISON- CAN I GIVE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE????? HELP!!!!!

    6week old escaped from cage and was chewing block of poison
    I don't know much about rat poison but on this website, it says it's important to identify what type of poison it is first:

    https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/pe...-to-dogs-cats/

    Is there a wildlife-friendly veterinarian near you who might be able to save him?

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    Default Re: SQUIRREL ATE RAT POISON- CAN I GIVE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE????? HELP!!!!!

    As CritterMom said, tell them it's a puppy or something. If you tell them it's a squirrel, they might report you.

    Pet Poison Helpline:
    800-213-6680

    Or
    https://aapcc.org/get-poison-help
    "The Poison Help hotline, 1-800-222-1222, connects callers to their local poison control center anywhere in the United States and territories. Callers receive free, confidential, expert medical advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year from toxicology specialists, including nurses, pharmacists, physicians and poison information providers.

    The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) work together to ensure the number and poison centers are used appropriately."

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    Default Re: SQUIRREL ATE RAT POISON- CAN I GIVE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE????? HELP!!!!!

    We have a vet that is helping us. She is doing some research. Activated charcoal was mentioned. Thanks to everyone for the help!

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    Hope you've done the activated charcoal -- it only works if it's shortly after the animal eats poison. Also, Vitamin K if the poison was an anti-coagulant.
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    Default Re: SQUIRREL ATE RAT POISON- CAN I GIVE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE????? HELP!!!!!

    Depending on the source of poison:


    Warfarin (blood thinner): https://www.verywellhealth.com/rat-p...st-aid-1298860


    Cholecalciferol vitamin D3: High levels of D3 lead to calcification of the organs. http://www.pethealthnetwork.com/dog-...in-d-poisoning

    Vitamin D overdose treatment
    As Vitamin D3 poisoning can be life threatening to dogs and cats, aggressive treatment is necessary, which includes round-the-clock care for at least 48 hours. Without aggressive therapy, pets will be predisposed to chronic kidney failure for the rest of their life. Treatment includes:
    •Decontamination (e.g., inducing vomiting — if appropriate — followed by giving multiple doses of charcoal to bind the poison from the intestines)
    •Anti-vomiting medication
    •Oral gastrointestinal antacids that decrease phosphorous (e.g., phosphate binders)
    •Aggressive IV fluids with 0.9% saline to flush the calcium out of the body
    •Medication to help promote removal of calcium from the body (e.g., prednisone, furosemide)
    •Medications to prevent hypercalcemia (e.g., pamidronate, calcitonin)
    Stopping dietary D3, and restricting dietary calcium, hydration.


    Strychnine (neurotoxin) (Read down further on page to see other key information): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strychnine


    Corn gluten is the latest form, that though not toxic to dogs or cats, works in rodents by blocking thethirst sensors in the lining of the intestines

    that leads to severe dehydration. Ppushing fluids (hydrating)if no other ingredients are included in the product.

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    Most importantly, consult your veterinarian immediately; do not assume that the same medications that work for dogs can be used for rodents. Also confirm dosages and frequency to administer them to a squirrel.

    http://ratguide.master.com/texis/mas...rwfreq=&rlead=


    Glad to read you immediately contacted your vet. Hope all goes well for your dear one.

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    Hope to hear --soon--some good results.

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    No update after 60 hours. I hate the threads that end like this.

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