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Animal Care Clinic

Because pets are family too!

218-444-2222Bemidji, MN

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Monday-Friday     7:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday     8:00am - 12:30pm

Sunday     Closed

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Treating a Pet That Ingests Rodent Poison

When treating animals that ingest poison, it is critically important you contact your vet. Mouse and rat poison is dangerous because it won't make your pet sick immediately, and it's very important to receive treatment before symptoms display.

 

We once had a dog brought in with a bloody nose. The owners knew the dog had eaten some d-CON brand rat poison, but because he didn't get sick right away they thought he was alright. Unfortunately, the longer the poison is in an animal's system, the less effective treatment will be. Knowing the type of poison is crucial for treatment, so bring any packaging or contaminated product that you suspect your pet has consumed.

 

Symptoms of poisoning may include:

  • Bleeding from nose, eyes, ears, mouth, and gums
  • Blood in urine and/or discolored feces
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Rapid heartbeat

If you believe your pet has eaten any form of poison, contact your vet immediately.

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    The city of Bemidji, along with the surrounding townships that have animal control:

    Animal control is often called because someone will find a stray dog with no identification. You should always try and keep your pets confined to your property. However, if your pet happens to stray, you are more likely to get a call from a neighbor if your pet has an identification tag, which saves you the expense and hassle of retrieving your pet from the city or township in-pound.

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      2. Cats (Kidney disease, diabetes and hyperthyroid)
        Cats live longer if kidney problems, diabetes and hyperthyroidism are found and treated early.
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    New Puppy Socializing

    When you first get a new puppy you should make an effort to socialize him/her right away. The easiest way to accomplish this is to introduce your new pet to as many people and other dogs as possible. Take your pet with you, have friends and family come to your place,  with their dogs if possible. By doing this you will reduce anxiety and aggressive behavior later in the dogs life. This will help ensure your puppy will grow up to be a happier pet.

 

 

 

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Dr. Eric Thorsgard, DVM

Dr. David Arneson, DVM

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