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My dog just ate a Trazodone 50 mg pill. She weighs about 12

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My dog just ate a Trazodone 50 mg pill. She weighs about 12 lb. What should I do?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
To minimize the chance of the medication causing a problem, I would recommend action now.

If you would like to try some at home care - to make 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 15mls. You can give a second dose in 15 minutes if the first dose does not work.

If this does not work - I would try to get to your local ER as they likely have a medication (Apomorphine) which causes vomiting in a much more reliable fashion.

The goal of making your dog vomit is to get the medication out ASAP to prevent this from becoming a much serious problem.

Signs of illness to look for:

- Sedation
- Lethargy
- Mental depression
- Vomiting
- Diarrha

I hope this information helps!
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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.
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