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My dog ate a tiny piece of my 5mg bystolic medication about

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Hi. My dog ate a tiny piece of my 5mg bystolic medication about ten minites ago? Should I be concerned or need to treat her. She is 15 pounds and 8 months old.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Are you reviewing? Please advise
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 7 months ago.

Hello, sorry for the delay. This is Dr. KV.

I'm here to help with Avre tonight. What portion of the pill do you think she may have gotten?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
It was i think a small corner. I got most of the pill out of her mouth. Just not sure if I got it all.
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 7 months ago.

I am a bit worried as Bystolic is a medicine that can lower blood pressure. Avre may be affected by the medicine as she is so small.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
What do you suggest. I think it was less them a crumb. She is acting fine. Would there be any signs?
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 7 months ago.

A tiny crumb may be ok. The signs would be lethargy, dizziness, and possibly a slow heartbeat. It could also make her nauseous, causing vomit or diarrhea. If it was more than a crumb, at her size, I would suggest taking her to the local ER vet so they can induce vomiting. This will prevent absorbtion of the medication. In order for that to work effectively, the vomiting must be induced within several hours of ingesting the medication.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Should i try inducing vomiting here to be safe?
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 7 months ago.

You could, although I am legally not allowed to guide you in that process.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
She is acting her normal crazy self eating a bone. How long before I see any changes?
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 7 months ago.

It could take an hour or two.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
then she would be sleepy? Becsuse it is her bed time so how will i know?
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 7 months ago.

It may be difficult to tell, but I would suspect that if she got enough of the pill, it would more sleepy than normal.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok. I will watch her. How long before i know she is ok?
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 7 months ago.

If she seems to be her normal self in the morning, then I would not expect to see any signs beyond that, unless she were to have some sort of allergic reaction to the medication.

Please feel free to reach out if I can assist you further.

With appreciation,

Dr. KV

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thank you!
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 7 months ago.

You're welcome!

Expert:  Katie Volat replied 7 months ago.
Hi Patty,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Avre. How is everything going?
Katie Volat
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 7 months ago.

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With appreciation,

Dr. KV