Right, it is not for pressure, only thinning. You must be tested frequently
also to be sure it is not too thin as that becomes dangerous. It is often
prescribed along with an aspirin to "fine tune" the viscosity. Patients
will get a PT test prothrombin time from once a week to up to six weeks
depending on stability. Cardiac patients, those at high risk of stroke and
those with certain blood disorders use it.
replying to Edwin Pawlowski, CharlieBear wrote:
High blood pressure leads to a higher risk of a stroke, so Warfrin to prescribed
to thin the blood and prevent clots forming, clots forming and breaking loose
are the cause of strokes.
Maybe if you compare the average density of blood with hard clots to
blood with soft clots or almost clots, the latter might be lower in
density, thus "thinner". Even though the liquid part of the blood is
Sorry to have to inform you, but Bob F had a massive stroke and passed
away in November of 2006. Doctors prescribed Coumadin but he refused to
take it as he felt like a rat when he did. There was no viewing because
there was a quarantine do to bubonic plague.
Rat poison mentioned is an anticoagulant but not coumadin. I knew a guy
that died a couple of years ago that refused to take coumadin but don't
know if stroke did him in.
Do wish we did not see all the old homeowners hub crap.
:) Anyway, the dogs she has are small. She had one of the dogs eat one
:) of the mice. The vet has told her that the dogs would have to eat
:) more than one to be in any danger. She was not going to take a chance
:) on poison one of her pets.
For the second generation anti-coagulant baits;
bromadiolone,diphacinone, brodifacoum for the most part, the amount of
bait ingested before treatment is advisable is 5-10% of the animals body
weight. A ten pound animal would need to eat 8-16 ounces of actual bait
(8-16 of the one ounce blocks). Or, if the rodents in question had fed
exclusively on the rat bait for several days and the pet ate then a ten
pound animal would need to consume 22-44 mice or 9-18 rats to reach the
:) She plans to put down sticky strips next.
If the pets happen to get stuck to the sticky board, vegetable oil will
help dissolve the glue.
:) I was most interested by your ace in the hole. Antifreeze. I would
:) be interested if anyone has knowledge if Antifreeze would pose the
:) same danger to house animals as poison does.
Very dangerous to do, the pets will be actually attracted to the
solution and very little is lethal.
Absolutely without question proven. It has a sweet smell/taste to cats &
dogs. They will eat it. Death can occur within 24/48 hrs I believe.
Usually by the time you notice they are sick it's too late even under a
On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 11:45:39 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Doug Miller)
Our water authority advocates vehicle maintenance to avoid anti freeze
and oil leaks as our run off water returns to Lake Mead (water
As a side note they mentioned the danger to pets in a flier sent out.
"Well, it doesn't happen all the time, but when it happens, it happens
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