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my 12 lb yorkie, ate a 150 mg zantac. Should I take him to

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my 12 lb yorkie, ate a 150 mg zantac. Should I take him to the vet?

Dr. K :

Hello


 

Dr. K :

Yes, I would take him to the veterinarian. The normal dose of Zantac for a dog of this size is about 5 mg.


 

Dr. K :

There is very little information in the veterinary literature concerning overdosages of this specific medication in dogs.


 

Dr. K :

Some dogs that have been overdosed experience muscular tremors, vomiting and rapid breathing.


 

Customer:

He has been prescribed 30mg in the past. YOu still feel that 150mg is too much. Can I just endose vommitting at home?


 

Dr. K :

We are talking about Zantac, correct? Ranitidine is the real name, as opposed to the brand name....


 

Dr. K :

Is that what your dog has been prescribed?


 

Customer:

It was actually Ranitidine.


 

Customer:

That was what he was prescribed. I take over the counter 150 ranitidine.


 

Dr. K :

The usual dosage for ranitidine in dogs is about 0.5 to 2 mg/kg. If your dog is 12 lbs...this is about 5 kg. So the usual dose would be between 2.5 mg and 12 mg.


 

Dr. K :

30 is pretty high.


 

Dr. K :

150 is very high...an overdose.


 

Dr. K :

How long ago did your dog ingest this?


 

Customer:

15-20 mon


 

Customer:

min


 

Dr. K :

If you live close to the vet, it would be safer to just go there now. They will be able to induce vomiting much more effectively and safely at the hospital for such a tiny dog.


 

Customer:

thank you


 

Dr. K :

If you wanted to induce vomiting at home, you could with some 3% hydrogen peroxide.


 

Dr. K :

I can tell you how much to give of that if you would like...but with such a tiny dog, I would prefer that you went to the hospital.


 

Dr. K :

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Dr. K :

I really hope that your Yorkie comes through this problem ok. :)


 

Customer:

thank you. how mcuh peroxide would you recommend


 

Dr. K :

One teaspoon given orally. The vomiting should occur within 15 minutes.


 

Dr. K :

If this does not work, then it can be repeated one time.


 

Dr. K :

However, you only have about another hour before induction of vomiting will not be possible.


 

Dr. K :

So, if you don't have peroxide in the house, just go straight to the vet so you don't lose your window of opportunity.


 

Dr. K :

I hope that this helps.


 

Dr. K :

Good luck!


 

Dr. K :

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Dr. K :

Did you have any further questions regarding this matter with your yorkie?


 

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