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15 lb dog mistakenly was given 1/2 tab zanaflex what are the

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15 lb dog mistakenly was given 1/2 tab zanaflex
what are the concerns?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 11 months ago.
Welcome! My name isXXXXX am a UC Davis graduate, and currently, a Medical Director of a veterinary hospital.

I am sorry to hear about this concern for Chiquita.

When did she ingest it?

Is she having any symptoms of problems?

Thanks
Dr. Andy
Customer: replied 11 months ago.

30 minutes ago


no symptoms yet

Customer: replied 11 months ago.

30 minutes ago


no symptoms

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 11 months ago.

Okay Darryl, Here's the problem. Chiquita is really small, and therefore, the medication can have a greater effect versus a 70 pound dog. The primary symptoms of concern include: - gastrointestinal distress (vomiting, diarrhea) - excessive sedation(really knocked out) - most important (bradycardia, a dramatic slowing of heart rate) Since it was ingested within 1 hour, you could induce vomiting, to get some of it out of his system. To induce vomiting at home, give 1 to 2 teaspoons for every 10 pounds of body weight of 3% hydrogen peroxide. ONLY use the 3% peroxide. If no vomiting within 15 minutes, the dose can be repeated. It is an irritant to the stomach lining, and that is why it causes vomiting. 1 teaspoon is 5ml of liquid. If you have no peroxide, I wouldn't use anything else and consider an ER vet visit to at least monitor for complications. The heart rate can be obtained by grabbing over the chest, counting beats for 15 seconds then multiply by 4. Any heart rate slowing to under 60 would raise my level of concern. Please let me know if there is anything I did not cover for you. I hope that information has been helpful. Please remember to select Reply to Expert, if for any reason you need further clarification, have more questions, or were expecting a different type of answer. DO NOT rate yet if have any other questions. My goal is to try and provide you the best answer possible. Dr. Andy

Customer: replied 11 months ago.

we will do this


 


thanks

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 11 months ago.
You are welcome.
Good Luck and I hope the response was helpful.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.

chuckie vomited after 45 minutes


how that does it


thanks for your assistance

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 11 months ago.
Your welcome.
Some may still have been absorbed, so still monitor for excessive sedation or a really slow heart rate.

To help settle the stomach you could give a 1/4 tablet of Pepcid A.C. 10mg antacid, or a ½ tsp of pepto-bismol.

I hope my responses have been satisfactory?
Dr. Andy
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 11 months ago.
Hello
I hope everything is going okay. May I be of any further assistance?

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