Just wondering if any one has any experience of this. My 6 month old GWPxLab got hold of and swallowed a rat today (greedy bitch woofed it down before the terriers could mug her) i don't know if the rat was dead or not before the dogs got hold of it but do know there is bait down (slaymor -0.005% bromadiolone). I tried to get her to throw up but nothing came out so although she seemed fine decided to take her the vets (not cheap on a sunday £120 consulation fee!). Our usual rual vets was closed so ended up using the out of hours service in Doncaster who did not seem to know that much about these sort of things.
initally he wanted to do blood tests at £200, when I asked what he would do if they came back positive for low clotting factor he said give vit K1 so I asked why can he not just give the K1 now which he did for £30 for 4 tablets (two days worth).
I now need to see my vet for the rest of the Vit K1 course.
How dangerous would a poisened rat have been if left without treatment?