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Our 7 month old shitzu ingested her sisters potassium

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Our 7 month old shitzu ingested her sisters potassium bromide 250 milligrams. Will she be ok????
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Katie Volat replied 2 months ago.

Can you please tell me how much your shitzu weighs?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
10 lbs
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 2 months ago.

A 250 mg dose for a 10 pound dog equates to aproximately a 50mg/kg dose. This is within the range that would be prescribed, so not a toxic dose. It will likely make her very sleepy. Other side effects can happen as rare allergic reactions, but it would be much less likely.