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My 4lb yorkie ate my 67lb boxers 500mg keflex JA: IÂ'm sorry

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my 4lb yorkie ate my 67lb boxers 500mg keflex
JA: IÂ’m sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Zoe and she is 9 1/2.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Zoe?
Customer: she has a very small trachea.
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.
Hello and thank you for your question. It appears that the Expert you were hoping to speak with is not currently available. I have stepped in to assist you in their absence so that you have a prompt reply to your question. If you would rather wait for the Expert you had originally contacted, just let me know. Otherwise, I’ll be happy to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?1) When was this eaten? 2) Have you seen any vomiting or diarrhea since the ingestion? 3) Is she still eating well?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Within the hour. No signs of anything. She only eats in the morning
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.
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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.
Typically with this medication, the worst that you will see are GI symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea. We can also see excitability, drooling, etc. If you would prefer to avoid the risk this happening, you can induce vomiting at home with a fresh bottle of hydrogen peroxide. Follow the instructions here: http://www.sunrisepetclinicaz.com/vomiting.htmlOtherwise, simply monitor for the vomiting and diarrhea that you might see. The literature on this medication states that the risk of adverse symptoms is low and and seldom serious, so it's likely you may not see any symptoms at all. If you elect this route, I would go ahead and feed her again for good measure. Did my response help to answer all of the questions that you had regarding your companion? If you have other questions, please reply and I’ll help you further.Once you're satisfied with our dialogue, please take the time to issue a rating for me so that I am compensated for helping you today.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.
Do you have any additional questions regarding this ingestion?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
tried the hydrogen peroxide but nothing is happening
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
is there any harm in what she took that she has to be seen or has to throw up?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.
Very unlikely. As mentioned above, the risk of toxicity with this type of ingestion is very low and most pets don't show any symptoms. Did you use a fresh bottle of hydrogen peroxide? Just opened this evening?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
yes
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.
She may need to have another dose administered. If it's been over 15 minutes, try again. If she does not vomit this time around, I avoid simply watch her to be sure no symptoms arise. Again, by the literature for the Keflex, the risk is very low. Did my response help to answer all of the questions that you had regarding your companion? If you have other questions, please reply and I’ll help you further.Once you're satisfied with our dialogue, please take the time to issue a rating for me so that I am compensated for helping you today.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
thank you
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.
You're very welcome. If you need more support, just let me know.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.
Checking in, did she vomit the 2nd time around?