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We accidently gave our min schnauzer s evening dose of

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We accidently gave our min schnauzer his evening dose of vetmedin twice. What should we look for as an emergency situation?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I suspect with one double dose that he will have no ill effects

The veterinary formula lists:

There were 467 single agent exposures to pimobendan reported to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) during 2009-2013. Of the 427 dogs, 111 were symptomatic with tachycardia- increased heart rate (48%), vomiting (24%), hypertension-increased blood pressure (12%), lethargy (12%) and hypotension- low blood pressure (9%) being the most common clinical signs. Of the 41 cats, only 6 were symptomatic with 33% vomiting.

The normal dose of this medication is 0.5 mg/kg total daily dose and clinical signs of toxicity were seen at 2.6 – 21.3 mg/kg. So if you gave 1 mg/kg today that is still below the toxic dose for his size

I suspect you will see no ill effects from this ingestion but if you do notice that he is lethargic or hyper excited, restless, vomiting then please consider seeking emergency care but again I do not expect you to see these issues

I hope this makes sense but please let me know how else I can assist you both today!

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thx so much. Our vet agreed with your opinion. I hope we dont repeat this mistake or need your services again
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

I hope not as well but glad you were able to touch base with your vet to ensure that we agreed and I am sure that gives piece of mind :)

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.
Hi Carolyn,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Carolyn Hudson. How is everything going?
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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

Good afternoon, I wanted to check in one last time on you and your Schnauzer today to see if you had any issues with the double dose last week? I would love an update when you are able
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