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My dog was given SQ fluid today (after getting into my

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My dog was given SQ fluid today (after getting into my wife's Zofran last night) and is acting very lethargic and breathing heavily. Is this normal or something we should be concerned about?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help your wife's dog. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your wife's dog?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

We do not typically see lethargy or heavy breathing from SQ fluids alone.

How much does your companion weigh? How much zofran was consumed and how long ago?

Were any other medications consumed, as well?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
He weighs 30 pounds. He consumed roughly 40 mg of Zofran over 24 hours ago. He spent the day at our vet where they ran blood work and said he should be just fine. No other medications were taken
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Zofran was consumed about 24 hours ago
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

He should have exhibited more symptoms during the day today than he should at home. In fact, we'd be expecting fewer symptoms now after 24 hours.

The lethargy could be observed at home, but if he's showing signs of heavy breathing I would have him rechecked to be sure that the breathing is nothing worth your concern overnight.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

Hi, JACustomer. Just checking in to see how your companion is doing.

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