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Rat poison nearly kills Warren dog

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WARREN, Ohio -

 Janis Gearhart, a Warren resident, put out rat poison in her home on Thursday. She realized her dog, Rosie, got into the rat poison.

Gearhart immediately rushed Rosie to a local vet. She then had to take Rosie to a 24-hour vet hospital in the Cleveland area. Rosie had to get her stomach pumped.

"We were extremely blessed that we caught her doing it first of all because if we hadn't caught her doing it, she would have died," Gearhart said. "She would have gone into convulsion and we wouldn't have known why."

According to Dr. Tom Reeping from Crago Veterinary Clinic in Boardman, rat poisoning can be lethal.

"Some are worse than others but if your pet comes in contact with any of these products, make sure they get checked immediately," Dr. Reeping said.

While the treatment Rosie received is necessary for recovery from the poison, this type of treatment could be costly.

"Pumping the stomach, IV fluids, Vitamin K supplementation. They are going to be in the hospital for days if you can reverse some of those," said Dr. Reeping.

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