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Im not sure but ithink my 95 lb lab ate 20mg lexro : molly

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im not sure but ithink my 95 lb lab ate 20mg lexro
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: molly 7yrs july 4
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Customer: no you asked her age
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 4 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long ago did she have this?

How is she just now?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
30 mins ago alert
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 4 months ago.

Thank you,

First, if has been eaten that recently, we are not yet at a point where we'd see signs. Though thankfully Molly’s size does work in our favor as this is a low dose and while we could see lethargy, wobbliness, tremors, or vocalizations; organ damage and neurological signs would be less likely.

Still if you think she ate this, we do have a few options. To start, since this was ingested so recently, we can induce vomiting. To induce vomiting at home, you can administer 3% hydrogen peroxide orally at a dose of 1ml per pound. (2 teaspoons per 10 pounds of body weight). You can give it via dropper, syringe, turkey baster – we just want to get it in. After giving this orally, move the abdomen around or get your wee one walking about to get things mixing. This should usually lead to vomiting. If it is unsuccessful after 10 minutes then it can be repeated twice more. And if we still have no vomiting, then you'd need to consider seeing your local vet (or ER vet) so that apomorhpine (a very strong injectable emetic) can be administered just get this out of the stomach and avoid any adverse issues.

As well or alternatively, you can also use activated charcoal at this stage. This is available over the counter from the pharmacy (ask for the high strength version in grams, not the one for gas since you will need a lot of these) and works by binding any remaining material in the stomach. For activated charcoal, we tend to give 1-4 grams per pound every 8 hrs. This can be mixed with food to be fed or with water to syringe feed (do note that it stains, so keep it away from white carpets/clothes). This will just limit how much is absorbed and reduce the intoxication risk here.

Finally, after the above, we do want to try to address any potential GI upset here for the next 24-48 hours. To do so, you can consider offering a light diet option for a few days. Examples of an easily digestible diet include cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, scrambled egg, or meat baby food (as long as its free from garlic or onion powder). Ideally, we want to offer this as small frequent meals to keep the stomach settled.

Overall, this is a drug that can be risky for our dogs but the dose she has potentially had is quite low. So, we can use the above just now or monitor for the next 24 hours while keeping her calm and quiet as this runs its course. Of course, any of the more severe signs or if she is very lethargic and wobbly; then we can have her local vet start IV fluids to get this out of her system quicker.

Please take care,

Dr. B.


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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 4 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?


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