Some people in St. Paul have been catching their dogs with poison-laced biscuits.
Residents in the Frogtown neighborhood have been posting to a Facebook group, asking neighbors with pets to check their lawns for suspicious foods – specifically, biscuits baked with rat poison.
Police tell FOX 9 that there are two confirmed cases. However, the Facebook group notes at least six.
One woman in the group wrote that her dog had suddenly died of kidney failure – a symptom of poisoning – noting her vet kept asking if the animal had been exposed to toxins.
Another woman, Kelsey Jurek, found her Italian Greyhound gnawing on one of the biscuits Friday, WCCO reports.
Luckily, she was able to bring her pet to the vet and get medication to save his life.
Then days later, her neighbor found his dog with one of the poison-laced treats.
St. Paul police are investigating. In the meantime, they ask animal owners to check their yard for suspicious items, and keep an eye on pets.
Symptoms of poisoning in dogs include vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, seizures and loss of appetite. To read more, click here.
If you suspect your pet has ingested poison, call your vet immediately. PetMD says you or the vet will probably need to start by trying to induce vomitting in the animal.
KARE 11 says the suspect could face gross misdemeanor charges.