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will lyrica hurt my dog if she accidently got hold of one

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will lyrica hurt my dog if she accidently got hold of one
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 7 years ago.
Hi there,

How much does your dog weigh?

How many milligrams was the pill?

When did the ingestion occur?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

15 lb

75ml

35 min. ago

Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 7 years ago.
75ml or 75mg

(milliliters vs milligrams)
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
mg
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 7 years ago.
Hi there,

Based on the dose ingested 75mg

Using your dog's weight, 15lb or ounds, or 6.8kg

This would then be a dose ingested of: 11mg/kg

In dogs, we can see a wobbly gait, drunken appearance starting at 10 mg/kg.

Other signs including agitation, a fast heart rate, breathing changes, and vocalizing can be seen at higher doses.

Overall the margin of safety is quite wide and this is NOT expected to be a dose that can lead to worse signs such as seizures or even sudden death.

Since this just happened, I would recommend making your dog vomit at home. The 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide has been used successfully as an emetic agent. The general dose is 5 mls/ 5 pounds- not to exceed 3 tablespoons. This can be repeated 1 time if the first dose is not successful.

Following making her vomit it may also be reasonable to offer a bland diet over the next several days in case there is stomach upset.

If you see any of the signs above - then I would seek veterinary care immediately.

Overall - signs should be seen within 3 hours with this medication. If signs are not seen within 3 hours from ingestion - you are unlikely to have any signs at all.

I hope this information helps!
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