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Marilyn J. Roane, D,V.M., Dog Veterinarian
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I think my maltese ate my lamictal. What should I do

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I think my maltese ate my lamictal. What should I do?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Marilyn J. Roane, D,V.M. replied 8 years ago.
HiCustomer Do you know how much of the lamictal the dog could have gotten and how long ago? Lamictal can be very cardiotoxic in dogs if they got a big overdose. if it has been a couple of hours or less, I would try to make the dog vomit by giving hydrogen peroxide, probably about a teaspoon for a dog less than 5 #, two teaspoons for a larger (maltese) dog. This can be repeated in 20-30 minutes if there are no results from the first treatment. Please do this right away. If the dog acts strange in any way or anything other than its usual self, or if you are sure the dog ate it and can't get him to vomit the pills, you may want to contact your local ER clinic and have him checked out. Let me know how he does.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
There were six twenty five milligrams missing. He may not have eaten them. I don't know when it would have happened, if it di, but he seems fine right now
Expert:  Marilyn J. Roane, D,V.M. replied 8 years ago.
HiCustomer I hope your maltese is still doing okay- if he would have eaten them, you would likely have a big problem on your hands..please let me know if he is still all right.