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Dogs Poison Veterinarians By Vomiting Rat Poison Zinc Phosphide  |  Posted: 05/ 1/2012 11:56 am Updated: 05/ 1/2012 11:59 am

Suspicious Puppy
Cuddly companion, or accidental assassin?

Some best friend.

Experts at the Centers for Disease Controls are warning of a bizarre poisoning that's occurring when dogs vomit in vet offices after ingesting zinc phosphide, a compound commonly used as a rodent killer.

When zinc oxide mixes with a dog's stomach acid, it produces potentially lethal phosphine gas.

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Filed by Hilary Hanson  |