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Female golden retriever ate about 50 synthroid pills.

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female golden retriever ate about 50 synthroid pills. 200mcg. dog is 75 lbs. seems normal. should I be concerned?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  David Janssen replied 5 months ago.

Hello, and thanks for writing in.

How long ago did Ely ingest the pills?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
2 hours
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
are you here
Expert:  David Janssen replied 5 months ago.

Ok, thanks for that information. It's likely too late to induce vomiting, as the pills are probably already dissolved.

Most likely, Ely will be fine because of her size.

The side effects that could occur would include a high heart rate, possibly restlessness, panting.

Expert:  David Janssen replied 5 months ago.

Sorry, I was typing my response.

Expert:  David Janssen replied 5 months ago.

If you see any of the symptoms I mentioned previously, I would recommend getting Ely seen by a veterinarian (ER clinic, or on-call veterinarian), as sometimes treatment is needed, especially if her heart rate becomes too fast.

Expert:  David Janssen replied 5 months ago.

If she appears to be acting completely normal through the night and into the morning, she should most likely be fine.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
how would I know if heart rate is too fast
Expert:  David Janssen replied 5 months ago.

You would have to listen to her heart beat (putting your ear to the bottom area of her chest), or by feeling her pulse (found on the upper inside of her back legs/thighs).

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
thanks
Expert:  David Janssen replied 5 months ago.

You're welcome - glad to be here to help! I would keep a close eye on her tonight for any abnormal symptoms, but there is a good chance that she will be just fine.

Expert:  David Janssen replied 5 months ago.

I hope this is helpful information. Please let me know if I can assist you and Ely further.

Dr. Dave

Expert:  David Janssen replied 4 months ago.

Hello Frank,

If my information was helpful to you, would you please rate my service (ideally a "5 star"), so I get compensated for my work. Thank you so very much, and I hope everything is going well.

Dr. Dave