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My dog, Billy, an 8-year old Beagle, ingested one Zonisamide

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My dog, Billy, an 8-year old Beagle, ingested one Zonisamide 50 mg capsule prescribed for my other dog for seizures. Is there anything I should do? My local vet is current unavailable.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 8 months ago.

Hello,

I am sorry to hear what happened with Billy. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

How much does he weigh, so I can calculate how much of a dose he got? We calculate doses and overdoses in mg per kg, so I need to know his weight, but it is unlikely a singe dose of zonisamide will harm him.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 8 months ago.

If he is a typical 22 to 25 pound Beagle, he got 5 mg per kg, which is not enough to make him sick. He might be a little drowsy,