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I accidentally gave our 6 year old Dalmatian a second

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I accidentally gave our 6 year old Dalmatian a second heartworm pill. My son had already given it to her on the 18th
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Christian K. replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

This is Dr. Christian. I'd like to help. What brand of pill was it? Does she have any medical conditions or take any medications?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Heart gard 26-50 pound she is 42 pounds. No medical problems
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She doesn't take any meds
Expert:  Christian K. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the information. Heartgard has a very low dose of ivermectin in it and since she is an otherwise healthy dog she should be just fine. Do not worry. You can give her next dose a month from today. If you have more questions please reply back.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, I did read that seizures are possible. Should I be worried about that?
Expert:  Christian K. replied 1 year ago.

The chances of seizures at this low dose are highly unlikely.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, so I don't need to take her to an emergency vet tonight?
Expert:  Christian K. replied 1 year ago.

No. She should be fine.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Great, what a relief. Thank you! ☺
Expert:  Christian K. replied 1 year ago.

You're welcome. Have a great night!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You too!