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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 weighs?Luckily these supplements are very benign and at the worse might cause mild sedation and loose stool but I want to confirm the weight to ensure your dog is not 5 pounds!
Great thank you. ***** theanine limited information is available for toxicity, but it is likely relatively non-toxic. A 13-week study in rats determined no-observed-adverse-effect-level (NOAEL) of 4000 mg/kg/day, the highest dose tested (Borzelleca et al. 2006).Typical dose of melatonin is 3-12 mg daily so we are fine there.I suspect we won't have any issues at all but you may have mild sedation and/or loose stools for 24 hours and then back to normal! Of course as with any medication there is risk of a reaction so monitoring for overly sedated and if loose stool is not subsiding in 24-48 hours a veterinary exam but at this weight I suspect your dog will be just fine :)
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It is actually used regularly in supplements for dogs with anxiety. The dose of 5-HTP used at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine for treatment of canine aggression is 1 mg per pound (2 mg/kg) orally twice a day so for your dog 40 mg. With an ingested dose of 120 mg this is well within the safe margin of error for this product...the toxic dose is 10.7 mg/ pound which is 400 mg ingestion. I can attach the article for you if you like?
Here is the link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10863592My dog is on a supplement that contains the 5 HTP for a while now and he does great on it to control some of his Obsessive Compulsive Behaviors :)Please let me know how else I can assist you both today
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OK so sorry to hear that, did she have any symptoms? Is she alright?
OK that is great news, I am so sorry for the scare! This is used in veterinary medicine at low doses and am so sorry the sequence of events that followed our conversation.Here is a link to one of the medications used in dogs, called Nutricalm.http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/tryptophan-nutricalmI appreciate the update, if you would like me to forward the question to customer service to discuss a refund I am happy to do so...
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