Unintended consequences: Change to safer formula of rodent poisons may be unexpectedly deadly for dogs
WILLMAR — A new form of rodent poison, aimed at reducing the health risk to children, pets and wildlife, is appearing on store shelves nationwide and locally.
But worries are mounting among veterinarians about the unintended consequences. Although the rodenticide is meant to be safer, it’s fast-acting and doesn’t have an antidote, and veterinarians fear it could increase the number of dogs who become severely sick or die from accidental poisoning.
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