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 Joan Your Own Question

Joan
Joan, Vet Tech
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 15521
Experience:  Vet Tech for over 30+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues
5071285
Type Your Dog Question Here...
Joan is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

my dog ate 1/2 of my wifes 75 mg effexor tablet (she breaks

Resolved Question:

my dog ate 1/2 of my wife's 75 mg effexor tablet (she breaks them in half) about 20 minutes ago. our dog weighs 30 lbs is a lab puppy. we don't have any peroxide to induce vomiting. should we take her to the vet?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

Thank-you for requesting me. I have been a Vet tech for 30+ Years.

If you do not have Peroxide, it would be wise to get Bailey into the Vet asap to use Apomorphine to induce vomiting. Effexor is an anti depressant works on Serotonin in the brain. I have seen Serotonin Syndrome occur. This link goes over some of the problems we see: http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/effexor/ I would get her in so they can induce vomiting and monitor her for any further problems. Joan

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

The vet had told us it would be absorbed in her system in 30 minutes. So is inducing vomiting going to help at this point?


 

Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

What they will do is an activated charcoal lavage and monitor her vitals. This medication can cause agitation, low temperature, high temeprature, seizures and other problems. I have seen some bad results with this type of medication. I just feel it would be wise because a charcoal lavage would help bind the toxins and monitoring temp and heart rate is very important. Joan

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

ok, thank you.

Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

You are welcome the sooner she gets in they can start to detox her and then monitor her vitals. Please let me know how she does. Joan

Joan, Vet Tech
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 15521
Experience: Vet Tech for over 30+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues
Joan and 8 other Dog Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.
Hi Brian,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Bailey. How is everything going?

Joan
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

We called the ASPCA poison control and they said the dose wasn't a fatal dose and to just monitor her for 6-8 hours so we didn't take her to the hospital. She is doing fine now. Thanks

Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

We never know with a medication that is not given to a dog, if there will be any problems. I am glad she is doing well! Joan

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
Joan
Joan
Dog Specialist
15521 Satisfied Customers
Vet Tech for over 30+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues