How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Scott Nimmo Your Own Question

Scott Nimmo
Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 16112
Experience:  BVMS, MRCVS.
10315041
Type Your Dog Question Here...
Scott Nimmo is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

my dog ate an anti depressant pill I dropped on the floor -

Customer Question

my dog ate an anti depressant pill I dropped on the floor - what should I do
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Scott Nimmo replied 5 years ago.
HelloCustomer

I will be very pleased to try and answer your question but to enable me to do so with accuracy I need to know a little bit more information, so first can you tell me :

1. What was the name of the drug and what strength was it?

2. How heavy is your dog and when did this happen?

This is just a information request for which you have not been charged, I am online at present.

Scott Nimmo BVMS
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
zanax - 0.05 mg - dog weight 13 #
thannk you for any assistance
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
zanax - 0.05 mg - dog weight 13 # XXXXX you for any assistance

happened about 12:00
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
zanax - 0.05 mg - dog weight 13 # XXXXX you for any assistance happened about 12:00
Expert:  Scott Nimmo replied 5 years ago.
Thanks for the question.

Just to be on the safe side you should make your dog sick at once if he swallowed the tablet within the last hour and try and recover the tablet that way, for the sake of speed I will give you a link on how to do this effectively : LINK

1. This drug can be given to dogs so it is not toxic to them, here is a link to its use : LINK

2. The typical dose range for alprazolam { xanax } in dogs is 0.01 to 0.05 mg per pound bodyweight which comes out at a top dose of 0.65 mg for your dog. This is below the 0.5 mg that he swallowed so I would say that side effects related to overdose would be unlikely.

{ Alprazolam is available as 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg and 2 mg tablets so it is likely to be the 0.5 mg dose he swallowed }

3. However you should monitor your dog for signs of overdoseage these would include extreme lethargy and incoordination, if this happens contact an emergency vet at once.

If my answer is helpful to you please click Accept as this the only way I am paid for my work. If on the other hand I have not fully answered your question or you would like ask more I will be online for the next hour or so and I will be at your disposal.

Scott Nimmo BVMS
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
it has been more than an hour - pup is tired - walks ok - seems a bit sleepy - when would I notice anything more severe - length of time ?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
he had also had his usual half of a 25 mg benadril that vet instructed for allergies - can this affect the zanax reaction - & how ?
Expert:  Scott Nimmo replied 5 years ago.
Hello again,

1. After an hour you should be seeing the effects of the Xanax kick in.

2. Benadryl has slight sedative properties so it may act make your pup more lethargic than with the Xanax alone.

Having said that I think all you will see is your dog being lethargic for a few hours but there are no guarantees so keep an eye on him.

Regards,

Scott

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • You are a light at the end of scary tunnel when $ are tight, but people need professional help to turn to for help with their dear pets! Linh Charleston, WV
< Last | Next >
  • You are a light at the end of scary tunnel when $ are tight, but people need professional help to turn to for help with their dear pets! Linh Charleston, WV
  • $1,000 spent at his vet, and I finally get the correct diagnosis from Nancy Holmes for $15 Carol Cedar Hill, MO
  • I think this is the greatest web site in the world. Thanks to all! Judy New Haven, CT
  • I have referred several friends to your web site. I'm impressed with how easy it is to use your site, the Experts available and the quickness of answers. Nina USA
  • I am completely pleased with the quick response that I received in our time of need for our dog, Jasmine. I couldn't believe how quick the response was and I thank you. It's good to know you're there!! Jasmine's Mom USA
  • Please let everyone involved with your site know that your Expert, Dr. Lucy, has saved my dog's life. I will recommend your site to all my pet loving friends. Thank you again for simply being there! Sonya G Easley, SC
  • Last night my Expert spent close to 3 hours working with me on my dog's illness. Thank you so much for this opportunity to share in her care and knowledge! Cathie M Pompano Beach, FL
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Gary

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    2534
    DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RY/rydergar/2012-6-6_192240_IMG0328.64x64.JPG Dr. Gary's Avatar

    Dr. Gary

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    2534
    DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JA/Jav917/2012-2-20_54059_201221802254JoananddavidArchuleta3.64x64.jpg Joan's Avatar

    Joan

    Vet Tech

    Satisfied Customers:

    4544
    Vet Tech for over 30+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JA/jadedangel57/2011-11-8_193134_janenewsm.64x64.jpg Jane Lefler's Avatar

    Jane Lefler

    Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst

    Satisfied Customers:

    13847
    Former vol Vet Assistant.Breeder 16+ years Dog trainer / behaviorist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ER/ERPetNurse/2011-11-7_1293_b.64x64.jpg Candy's Avatar

    Candy

    Veterinary Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    7108
    Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BA/babybloo/2011-3-10_62613_DavidandI.64x64.jpg Theresa's Avatar

    Theresa

    A Voice for Your Pet

    Satisfied Customers:

    4704
    19+ years experience in small animal medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VE/vetforyou/2012-6-20_33122_PearlPhoto.64x64.jpg Dr. Andy's Avatar

    Dr. Andy

    Medical Director

    Satisfied Customers:

    4430
    UC Davis Graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VE/VetAnswers/2013-4-5_8257_prof10.64x64.jpg Scott Nimmo's Avatar

    Scott Nimmo

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3977
    BVMS, MRCVS.
 
 
 
Chat Now With A Dog Specialist
Scott Nimmo
Scott Nimmo
Veterinary Surgeon
4245 Satisfied Customers
BVMS, MRCVS.