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    Rat poison

    Given a rats feeding habits, only eating little bits at a time from different food sources, the poison in the rat should be minimal. Also the dog is much larger than a rat. Given these factors will a poisoned rat still pose a danger to dogs?
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    Can't say in general, but in the case of Storm pellets, our vet assured us that once it has been through the rat's digestive system, it breaks down and is harmless.

    She says she has only once seen a dog come to harm from Storm and that was a Jack Russel that jumped up on the table where the Storm was kept and scoffed the whole box!

    The dog had an upset tummy for a day or so....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmbguy View Post
    Given these factors will a poisoned rat still pose a danger to dogs?
    Ignoring that some products are more prone to cause secondary poisoning than others, the main factor in the dog's favour is the difference in weight.

    Dog eats one (anti-coagulant rat poison)ed rat - no problem.
    Dog regularly eats (anti-coagulant rat poison)ed rats - you could be heading for trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    ....the main factor in the dog's favour is the difference in weight.
    Hmmmm, I hope Paris Hilton's live rat never eats a dead rat then....

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    Using Rat poison is one of the best methods. Be sure that the poison is no anywhere in house surroundings especially take measures that children won't taking it. Proficient organizations ought to be primed and ready to help you with your issues from the exact first telephone call. When you ring them with your bug control question, they ought to have the capacity to distinguish the sort of bugs you have in your home, and prompt you on suitable medicines and also the moves you can make to guarantee that the irritations don't return and you don't have any future requirement for pest control.

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    Rat poison in a roof is effective, if you place it outside birds, dogs and other animals will eat it...spring traps with peanut butter bait are also effective.

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    Is rat poison also the best for getting rid of a dog ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HR Solutions View Post
    Is rat poison also the best for getting rid of a dog ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HR Solutions View Post
    Is rat poison also the best for getting rid of a dog ?
    (You are talking about your dog, right?)
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    If you care about your dog then just use the rat traps and glue traps.If that does not help then consult with professional exterminator.

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