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My terrier/poodle ate her heartworm med and then ate my lab

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my terrier/poodle ate her heartworm med and then ate my lab mix heartworm!! what should I look for?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
Welcome! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and happy to answer your questions today.
Luckily heartworm medication is very safe and tested with 5-10 x the recommended dose to ensure that it is not toxic if large volumes are ingested.
Depending on the brand of heartworm prevention (there are about 5 varieties) most common clinical signs of ingestion of large volumes
Lethargy
Depression
Drooling
Vomiting
Dilated pupils
Loss of appetite
Disorientation
Tremors/Seizures
Blindness
Trouble standing
Slow heartbeat
Difficulty breathing
Coma
If you see anything more than the lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, reduced appetite in the next 24 hours then it would be best to have your little one seen but in general these medications are very safe and I would not expect to see any side effects
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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
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