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My dog ate a 350mg Soma! I need to know if this will hurt

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My dog ate a 350mg Soma! I need to know if this will hurt her....
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 years ago.

Hello, I am Dr. Peter and would like to help.


1- How long has it been since she ingested the pill?

2- Do you have hydrogen peroxide?

3- How much does she weigh?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
She ingested it about 30 minutes ago and yes i have hydrogen peroxide. She weighs about 8 pounds
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 years ago.
Give her 1 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide orally to induce vomiting and get the pill out. If she does not vomit within 5 minutes, repeat it again. Can give a total of 3 times. Do not give a 4th dose. Need to do this quickly. Let me know what happens.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
did not work. She has not vomitted and i gave it to her 3 times.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 years ago.
It will not work if did not vomit after 3 attempts, in response to your question, Soma as a muscle relaxant will have the same effects on your dog; I was looking in my data base to find specific toxic dose in dogs and could not find anything. It is not a medication commonly used in dogs. I would recommend either going to ER vet quickly, they can induce vomiting with a centrally acting medication and they can establish a consult with poison control and treat accordingly. Or, you can call potion control at(NNN) NNN-NNNN they have the National Animal Poison Control Center. Important to do this quickly.
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