Just misadministered 375 mg capsule potassium bromide to ~18 lb dog (intended for other dog) Vet on phone says take to emergency. Just tried tio induce vomitting at home with some really old hydrogen peroxiide as that would be quicker if it works. What next if doesn't work?
Type of Animal: dog mixed breed
Age: 11 months
Name of Dog: Nicki
Hydrogen peroxide as above
Hello, I'm Dr. XXXXX XXXXX and I'd like to help! I just need to ask you a few questions to be well informed and give you the best advice. Is Nicki currently taking potassium bromide or was this another pet's medication?
I have been a veterinarian for 21 years caring for dogs in general and emergency practice.
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I see that this was your other pet's medication. This dose as a one time administration is very unlikley to have adverse effects. You may see vomiting as a side effect or mild sedation. When dogs are first started on potassium bromide, sometimes this amount of medication is given to a dog her size as a loading dose and the side effects are not typically a big problem.If the peroxide doesn't work, I would keep an eye on her and restrict her from stairs for the next 12 hours until you see if there is any significant sedation. If you notice a high level of sedation or she is vomiting more than 3-4 times over a 6 hours period, then I would have her seen by a veterinarian.If you have further questions, let me know. :)