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My 15 lbs Pomeranian just ate 600 mg of gabapentin what

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My 15 lbs Pomeranian just ate 600 mg of gabapentin what should I do
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Joey replied 1 year ago.

Hello I am Dr. Joey. Thanks for trusting me to help you and your pet today. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 15 years of experience. I look forward to working with you.

This is a fairly large ingestion. IF this was just ingested within the past hour I would advise you induce vomiting or take your dog in for your veterinarian to induce vomiting right now. Let me know if you need hints on how to try to do this at home. Our goal is to get back up the capsule.

If it has been longer than an hour, then it is unclear if this will be a problem. Symptoms of toxicity can include profound lethargy to agitation, muscle tremors, and vocalizations. I must recommend you have him seen because your vet can do supportive care (intravenous fluid therapy and perhaps some decontamination with things like activated charcoal) over the next 24 hours and then he should be fine.

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