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My dog tore my old fentanyl patch & I'm not sure if she injes

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My dog tore my old fentanyl patch & I'm not sure if she injested any of it
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with your dog?
Customer: The patch had already been used by me for 3days,it was In the trash
JA: Where does your dog seem to hurt?
Customer: She's not hurt. I just got scared because she seems to be quiter
JA: OK. No obvious pain. Anything else I can tell the Veterinarian before I connect you two?
Customer: That's pretty much it. 75mcg is the patch but like I said it was already used
JA: I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and connect you two.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 6 months ago.
Hello. I'm sorry for the long wait. I just logged on. As you are probably aware, the chance of toxicity with an old patch is pretty low. Some dogs may have some mild lethargy or mild nausea. Other than that, we don't expect too much. It's more serious with new patches. These can lead to severe mental depression and potentially respiratory depression. In those dogs, we treat with a reversal agent- Naloxone. I'm sorry again for the long wait. I just logged on and saw that it was not answered.

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