Dog Poisonings are unfortunately an ongoing menace. Several poisoners have been arrested, but new ones seem to have replaced them. Other than keeping your dogs inside, ( they are also targeting them by day now), the only advice we have is as follows: DOG POISON FIRST AID — TIME IS ESSENTIAL
PERSONAL SAFETY :
1. Avoid contact with saliva, body fluids or other excretions.
2. Wear gloves.
3.Your dog is in distress and might show signs of “aggression”; be careful.
4. DO NOT put your fingers inside the mouth as your dog may bite.
IMMEDIATE TREATMENT :
1. Induce vomiting by forcing wet balls of soap powder down the dog’s throat.
2. Administer ACTIVATED CHARCOAL to slow absorption (available from a chemist /vet.)
3.Administer a LAXATIVE (available from your vet or most supermarkets).
4.Keep the animal warm with a LIGHT blanket.
5.Check the yard THOROUGHLY for more pieces of poison bait.
6.Get your pet to a vet immediately – many dogs die within 20 minutes.
AT THE VET :
The vet will administer a schedule drug (normally Atropine) to reverse the damage caused by the poison and will put your pet on a drip and keep it for a day or so for observation depending on the severity of the poisoning. ( Quoted from the Alberton Tame Times, with thanks ).