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My 12 lb. Dachshund was accidentally given 60 mg of

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my 12 lb. Dachshund was accidentally given 60 mg of clonazepam 12 hrs ago. What will be the LONG term effects? Renal?She survived the immediate problems. Melissa L. Beal, MD
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr-Chait replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

Thanks for the question. I'm Dr Chaithanya, trying to help you today.

Clonazepam dose for dogs is 0.5mg/kg, can be repeated for every 8 hours. It is an active ingredient used for the treatment of seizures in dogs, so don't worry.

In large doses, sedation will be produced, and high doses may cause depression of the respiratory rate and heart rate. If a dog has eaten a large quantity accidently then vomiting should be induced.

There is an excellent article at the following link

www.petplace.com/drug-library/clonazepam-klonopin/page1.aspx

Hope the information helped.

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