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She may have consumed 40mg of viva se. But I'm uncertain. It

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JA: Hi. How can we be of help?
Customer: She may have consumed 40mg of viva se. But I'm uncertain. It fell under the bed where she Lay and is gone.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Vyvanse
JA: How old is Viviane?
Customer: Stevie is 9ish
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Viviane?
Customer: its an amonetamine for people. I'm sure she knows
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 5 months ago.

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

Do you mean Vyvanse (Vivance)?

How long ago?

What is her weight?

Expert:  Dr. B. replied 5 months ago.

Hello again,

I have not heard back from you and as I suspect you meant that Stevie has had Vyvanse, I do want to leave my thoughts in case you are struggling to reply.

Now Vyvanse is not safe for dogs and can cause signs very quickly. In regards ***** ***** signs, we can see tremors, behavior changes, restlessness, seizures, and changes to the heart beat (arrhythmia).

In this case and since she did have this so recently, we’d want to induce vomiting now. To do so 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 worrying situation and we do want to act fast. Therefore we’d want to initiate the above to reduce risk here. Of course, if you cannot get these treatments just now, struggle or have any issues; then we’d want to have her seen urgently so her vet can treat +/- start IV fluids to flush this drug from her system.

Just in case you need a local emergency vet, you can check @ http://www.vetlocator.com/ or via

http://www.veccs.org/index.php?option=com_hospitals&nationid=1&Itemid=193

Please take care,

Dr. B.

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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 5 months ago.
Hi,

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

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