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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 ingestionPlease let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today
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