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My name is ***** ***** Jo. My greyhound, 3 years old and 74

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Customer: My name is ***** ***** Jo. My greyhound, 3 years old and 74 pounds just ate a .25mg tablet of ropinirole, possibly two tablets.
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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!

Ropinirole is a dopamine agonist that dogs are fairly sensitive to. At doses > 0.01 mg/kg, we can see vomiting, lethargy, muscle tremors and elevated heart rates. That would be a dose of 0.34 mg in your dog. So if if your Greyhound ate just one tablet you should be alright but if there are two then it would be best to consider inducing vomiting.

If your dog ingested this within the last hour then you can induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide 1 tsp per ten pounds (i.e. 2 tbsp & 1 & 1/2 tsp) then walk around to mix it in the stomach and agitate the lining. If no vomiting within 10-15 minutes it can be repeated once only in hopes of inducing vomiting.

The good news is that it takes quite a bit to cause anything fatal or serious. Usually we'll just give them dopamine antagonists like Metoclopramide to reverse the signs and stop the vomiting.

If no vomiting and you any of the above symptoms please consider a veterinary er to give the medications listed above to control those symptoms that typically will be within the first 6-8 hours of ingestion

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you so much!
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

You are very welcome, best of luck to you both and happy new year!

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

I wanted to check in on you and your Greyhound to see how things went after we spoke earlier? Did you induce vomiting? How is he/ she doing now?

I would love an update! If you found my information helpful I would very much appreciate you rating our chat on the top of your screen so I maybe compensated for my time. Thanks and Happy New Year to you both!

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