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He swallowed a 5 mg glipizide pill. He weighs 10 lbs. I fed

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He swallowed a 5 mg glipizide pill. He weighs 10 lbs. I fed him some people food. What else should I do?
JA: I'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: His name is ***** ***** is a 1 yr old Yorkie
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Gideon?
Customer: He was just neutered, and had an abscess in his chin that was lanced. He is on Clavamox 6.25 mg twice a day

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.

How long ago was the glipizide consumed?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
About 2 hrs ago
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
No reaction. I could check his blood sugar. What is normal?

Glipizide can result in a drop of a dog's blood glucose, as you know. At the 2 hour mark, there is a good chance that he's already absorbed some or all of the medication. You are certainly welcome to try some hydrogen peroxide that is fresh to induce vomiting to try to rid the body of the medication. The directions are here:

The safest thing for him will be to have him examined by a vet that is open at this hour (ER included) and have him admitted for observation/treatment. Failing this, you must keep very close tabs on his behavior for the next 24-48 hours. If you notice any behavior that is abnormal, have him examined. Keep some honey on hand just in case, which can be given in small increments if you notice hypoglycemic symptoms such as being sleepy, wobbly, non-responsive, etc.

Without a change in behavior, no need to check his glucose. Anything substantially below 80 would be suggestive of hypoglycemia. If his blood glucose did drop this low, he would still need to be treated by a qualified professional.

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Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Thank you very much

Sure thing.

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