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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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Accidental ingestion of 1/2 mg of ropinirole, Vomiting

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Accidental ingestion of 1/2 mg of ropinirole
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?
Customer: Vomiting excessive salivation
JA: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: Some dog food and people food in the first round of vomit. No pill pieces evident
JA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Precious 5 y/o 6 lbs
JA: How old is Precious?
Customer: 5 y/o
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Precious?
Customer: Good health otherwise
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

I'm sorry for the delay. There's a paucity of information concerning toxicity of this drug in dogs. We'll have to interpolate from mice and rats and the news is good. The median lethal dose for mice was 300 mg/lb and for rats was 400 mg/kg. The most I would expect is transient gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea in Precious. There's no specific antidote and she has already vomited and so no further treatment is necessary unless vomiting continued unabated and she would then need fluid and electrolyte replacement by an on-call vet.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

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

Dr. Michael Salkin