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Dog just ate 25 mg of Hycrochlorot (47 pd English bulldog)

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dog just ate 25 mg of Hycrochlorot (47 pd English bulldog)
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 months ago.

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

How long ago?

How is your dog just now?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
he seems normal
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
about 10 minutes ago
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
sleeping as usual at this time after breakfast
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 months ago.

Thank you,

Good news, this is a drug we use in dogs thus it is not an outright poisoning. Furthermore, this dose is only slightly higher then what we use. Therefore, we could see lethargy, increased thirst and urination with this as it takes effect, but would not expect severe harm here.

Now if just had this 10 minutes ago, we have a few options. We can induce vomiting, use activated charcoal, or monitor. To induce vomiting 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, we can just keep an eye for the next 24 hours and make sure he has access to water. As well, 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.

Please take care,

Dr. B.


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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
thank you will try vomiting
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 months ago.

You are very welcome, my dear.

That sounds like a fine approach here.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.


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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 months ago.

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