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My 43 lbs dog ate 750 mg of Keppra that I was trying to give

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My 43 lbs dog ate 750 mg of Keppra that I was trying to give to my 88 lbs GSD. Do I need to induce vomitting?
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: 2 year old cattle dog
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Annie
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Annie?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Melanie Goble replied 9 months ago.

Hello. My name is***** have been a veterinarian for 11 years. I hope that I may be of service to you and Annie tonight. It will take a moment as I find the information that you are looking for.

Expert:  Melanie Goble replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for your patience. The dose of Keppra that Annie ingested is 38.5 mg/kg. This dose although slightly high is not within the toxic range. As long as she does not have any other health problems, Annie may experience some sedation, possibly elevated temperature and vomiting. In all likelihood, she will be fine. You could induce vomiting, but the options for induction of vomiting at home can have worse side effects on the stomach (such as ulcerations). If you choose to induce vomiting (which I do not think is required with this dosage, if only 750 mg was ingested), you could do so as long as you understand the risks involved. If you really want Annie to vomit, then the safest way would be to take her to the emergency veterinary clinic for a medication to induce vomiting. If she is already showing signs of sleepiness, you do not want to induce vomiting, as it could result in aspiration of the vomit into her lungs.

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Expert:  Melanie Goble replied 9 months ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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