How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Kara Your Own Question
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 14866
Experience:  Over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian.
49838867
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Kara is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Is Simvastatin 20 mg poisonous to 60 lb puppy? May oe maynot

Customer Question

is Simvastatin 20 mg poisonous to 60 lb puppy? May oe maynot have taken
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** and I have over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian. I understand that you are concerned that Lucy may have ingested 20mgs of Simvastatin.

The good news is that the "statin" cholesterol lowering drugs have very low toxicity in dogs, and she is a big dog.

A one time dose of 20mgs may lead to some loose stools, but that should be it. These drugs are not organ toxic and will cause any long term harm.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.