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I have a one year old dachsund/chihuahua mix and about 20

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I have a one year old dachsund/chihuahua mix and about 20 minutes ago I dropped a 10mg lisinopril tablet (for my blood pressure) on the floor and she ran over and swallowed it before I could get to her - I tried to quickly reach into her mouth/throat but she had swallowed it already. She weighs about 25 pounds... I am tempted to try a tablespoon or two of hydrogen peroxide but don't know if it's necessary considering it's a relatively low dose.
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Ann M. replied 10 months ago.

Hi there and thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed, internship-trained veterinarian with 10 years experience in general medicine and emergency and critical care medicine and I would be happy to assist you. Please be patient as there may be slight delays in responses as I research your pet's issue.

I would induce vomiting with 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide orally.

Expert:  Ann M. replied 10 months ago.

The normal dose is 0.25-0.5mg/kg, and you are at about 1mg/kg.

Expert:  Ann M. replied 10 months ago.

The most common clinical signs of overdose included: lethargy (24%), tachycardia (18%), vomiting (14%) and hypotension/low blood pressure (13%). If your dog does not vomit, I would monitor for any of these symptoms (low blood pressure could look like lethargy or not being able to stand or lift the head) and see your vet if any symptoms develop.

Expert:  Ann M. replied 10 months ago.

If your dog has not vomited in 15mins, I would give a second dose of the peroxide. If your dog has not vomited at that time, just monitor for abnormal symptoms. The duration of action of this drug is about 24 hours, and the effects should taper off over time.

Expert:  Ann M. replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  Ann M. replied 10 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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