Metaldehyde

Metaldehyde

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Metaldehyde

Found in many slug and snail killer products used around the garden, they usually come in the form of blue or green pellets such as in Defender, Yates Blitzem or Richgro. These pellets are often eaten by inquisitive dogs and can cause rapid-onset convulsions which can last many hours. Metaldehyde poisoning often results in hospitalisation for several days.