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My husky dog just ate a 10mg pressed pill of adderal. Aleu

Customer Question

My husky dog just ate a 10mg pressed pill of adderal.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Aleu and she is 7 months old about 32 pounds
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Aleu?
Customer: shes on the k9 advantix and is on heartguard medication
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.

At 0.5mg/kg Adderal will cause agitation. At 2-3 mg/kg seizures and coma can arise. 10 mg/14.5kg (32 lbs) = 0.69 mg/kg and so I would expect Aleu to become agitated but remain safe. I would induce emesis anyway by dosing Aleu with 30 mL (2 measuring tablespoons) of 3% hydrogen peroxide with a small poultry baster placed between her cheek teeth and cheek. She should vomit within 15 minutes. If not, please repeat the same dose. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thank you. I will do that now and come back with the results.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.

You're quite welcome. I'll watch for your next post.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
She has yet to vomit. So far she is only drooling. I am going to give her another dose
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.

Yes, please do. Peroxide acts by irritating the stomach lining.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
If she doesn't still should I give her another dose?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.

Two doses should be the maximum given. Any more than that irritates the stomach lining too much. If she still doesn't vomit you have two choices - wait this out and expect agitation for up to 12 hours or have an on-call vet induce emesis with an injection of apomorphine. If two hours have passed from the time she ingested the Adderal, however, inducing emesis has questionable value.

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