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My dog just ate 1 tab of alka-seltzer plus severe sinus congestion,

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My dog just ate 1 tab of alka-seltzer plus severe sinus congestion, allergy and cold liquid gels? What should i do?
Welcome! My name isXXXXX am a UC Davis graduate, and currently, a Medical Director of a veterinary hospital.

I am sorry to hear about this concern.
Fortunately, you have a good size dog, unlike a maltese or yorkie. So, Ruby, can tolerate some of these medications.
If it was only 1 tablet, I see no indication for emergency therapy or to induce vomiting.

I would still keep an eye out for any digestive upset including bad diarrhea, which may take a day or two to manifest, but that's about it.

some of these medications can sometimes cause restlessness or sedation, but that should be only temporary.

Sorry to hear what happened. I would only monitor and consult an ER vet for supportive care if concerning symptoms do pop up over the next 6 hours.

Please let me know if there is anything I did not cover for you. I hope that information has been helpful.
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