Rodenticides are very dangerous for our dogs and cats. Do you want to know more about them?
HOW DO THE RATICIDES WORK?
The most common are those of anticoagulant products, such as warfarin, which is typical of rodenticides. Warfarin is confused by the animal’s body with vitamin K, which is involved in blood clotting. This causes the synthesis of clotting factors to be blocked (they stop being produced), which causes that, as the days go by, the animal suffers internal bleeding and eventually dies.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO TAKE EFFECT?
As we have said before, clotting factors stop being produced, so it is not something instantaneous. This process, until the factors are exhausted, usually takes about 4-7 days until the animal can begin to show symptoms.
This delayed effect is what makes them so effective in rodents, since they do not suspect that the cause of death has been the poisoned bait.