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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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I found an open bottle of my carvedilol on the floor, not

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i found an open bottle of my carvedilol on the floor
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?
Customer: not sure if the dog ate some or not
JA: The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: jubilee 11 months old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jubilee?
Customer: she is about 45 pounds
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 4 months ago.

Hello. Thanks for the question.

Carvedilol has a wide safety margin in dogs. It takes very large overdoses before we see signs. In most cases of accidental ingestion, we don't see any signs. In a small number of dogs, we'll see lethargy or some mild GI upset.

If you notice any labored breathing or restlessness, then she should be seen by a vet. The chances of her needing veterinary care, though, is pretty low.

When using this medication in a 45 lb dog, a dose of ~ 20 mg twice daily is what would be used.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 4 months ago.
Hi,

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

Dr. Gary