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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!Can you please tell me how much your dog weight, how long ago it was ingested, and whether she has any health issues that should be noted?Thank you
This medication is used in dogs and according to the veterinary handbook:The dose of this medication is 0.01 – 0.05 mg/kgSo for example if your dog weighs 22 pounds (10 kg) this dose would be 0.1-0.5 mgReported adverse effects most likely to occur include: vomiting, transient hyperglycemia, dry mouth, constipation, sedation, aggressive behavior, hypotension, collapse, and bradycardia (responsive to atropine). Tolerance to its therapeutic effects has been reported in humans.
If your dog weighs less than 22 pounds, has any medical issues and if your dog ingested this within the last hour then you can induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide 1 tsp per ten pounds 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.This would be precautionary to remove any risk of side effects from this ingestion but if you have a healthy dog who is more than 22 pounds you may note lethargy, sedation, vomiting, diarrhea but it will not be a toxic dose for a dog his sizeI hope this information makes sense but please let me know if you have any additional questions today
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