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My dog or dogs may have consumed as much as ten 0.5mg

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My dog or dogs may have consumed as much as ten 0.5mg Ativans. Got an entire bottle and chewed it up. Dog most likely is small (maybe 10 pounds) and this just happened
Submitted: 21 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 21 days ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 21 days ago.

The treatment dosage for a 10# ***** is 2mg. Obviously having consumed as much as 5mg of Ativan is too much. Fortunately, this medication seems well tolerated when an overdose occurs. There is still reason to seek out overnight care at the ER. There is a risk of drunken walking, coma and death, with larger dosages thus the recommendation to have the dog or dogs examined overnight at the ER.

Failing this, be on the lookout for lethargy, hyperactivity, drunken walking and vomiting.

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