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My 13 lb maltipoo may have ingested one sinemet tablet.

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My 13 lb maltipoo may have ingested one sinemet tablet. Should I do anything?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 5 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will try and help you as best as I can.

Please allow a few minutes for me to read your responses and for me to respond back.

Expert:  Dr. G. replied 5 months ago.

How long ago did this happen?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
5 minutes
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
100 mg
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 5 months ago.

I see.

I would induce vomiting to be on the safe side. This medication can cause loss of appetite, severe GI upset, and even some neurologic changes.

Expert:  Dr. G. replied 5 months ago.

You can induce vomiting at home using 3% hydrogen peroxide. The dose is 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight.

Expert:  Dr. G. replied 5 months ago.

You can give a second dose if there is no vomiting after 10 minutes.

Following up with milk will help to bind any remaining drug.

The alternative is heading to a vet today to have them induce vomiting with an injectable medication.

Expert:  Dr. G. replied 5 months ago.

Hello,

I just wanted to check in. How is your pet doing? Is there anything else I can help you with? Please feel free to reply back at your convenience and let me know if there is anything more I can do for you. Also, please feel free to leave positive feedback for this conversation at any time so we know you no longer require continuing this conversation. I wish you and your pet the best. Have a great day!

Expert:  Dr. G. replied 5 months ago.
Hi,

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

Dr. G.