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My 35 pound puppy just got my 70 pound dog's methocarbamol -

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my 35 pound puppy just got my 70 pound dog's methocarbamol - i 500 mg tablet - what to do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

The dose of methocarbomol is 15-20 mg/ kg so for your 35 pound dog (15.9 kg) this would be 238- 318 mg so this dose would only be a mild increase in dose for Gypsy likely causing mild to moderate sedation

We can do things one of two ways:

-Since Gypsy ingested this within the last hour then you can induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide 1 tsp per ten pounds(1 tbsp) then walk around to mix it in the stomach and agitate the lining. If no vomiting within 10-15 minutes it can be repeated once only in hopes of inducing vomiting.
-Monitor tonight for sedation and responsiveness to you and as long as she is responsive to you simply monitor tonight but if the sedation becomes more heavy then consider a veterinary er to "flush" the medications out of her system

I hope this makes sense but please let me know how else I can assist you both today. With her being a healthy young dog likely she will be sedated tonight and back to normal tomorrow as the half life is approximately 8 hours of effect.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier. How is Gypsy doing? I would love an update!

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today!

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I am on-line another hour tonight if you have any additional questions or comments

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
Hi Gail,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Gypsy. How is everything going?
Dr. Altman