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My 8 week old Chihuahua Iate half of a 12.5 hztz what should

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My 8 week old Chihuahua Iate half of a 12.5 hztz what should I do
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I might dose this drug up to 2 mg/lb to dogs. Half of a 12.5 mg tablet is likely to be a small overdose for Mia but should be well-tolerated. Adverse effects usually involve the GI tract (vomiting, diarrhea) but should be transient. There's no need to induce emesis. Encouraging fluid intake - tasty broths, bouillon, milk, cream, etc. - is smart. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
she should be ok? Any signs I should watch for?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Yes, she should do nicely. If you see any signs at all, they would be the expected increased volume of urine and thirst, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Please tell me how much Mia weighs.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1half lb. She is sleeping but rouses easly
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Such a tiny dog! Thankfully a one-time overdose is rarely problematic. The onset of diuretic activity occurs in 2 hours and peaks in 4-6 hours. The duration of activity is 6-12 hours. The antihypertensive effects of this drug may take several days to occur in humans but a single dose in a dog isn't likely to affect her blood pressure at all. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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