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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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