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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My Dog a 14 lb Yorkie mix just swallowed a 12mg atenolol.

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My Dog a 14 lb Yorkie mix just swallowed a 12mg atenolol. What should I watch for.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
That should be 25 mg Atenolol.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Its been over an hour and she is still acting normal.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

I would induce emesis by dosing Chewiee with one measuring tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide by means of a small poultry baster placed between her cheek teeth and cheek. She should vomit within 15 minutes. If not, please repeat the same dose. The recommended dose for a dog of Chewiee's size is ~7 mg. I don't expect serious consequences if you didn't induce emesis because adverse effects most commonly occur in geriatric animals or those that have acute decompensating heat disease. Adverse effects include bradycardia (slow heart rate), inappetence, lethargy, depression, hypotension, and hypoglycemia.

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