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Y 50 lb german shepherd puppy just ate 5mg of ambien left on

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hi y 50 lb german shepherd puppy just ate 5mg of ambien left on my nightstand.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The veterinarian will know if the puppy will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: edward
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about edward?
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.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ru there?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

The majority of dogs who have consumed a similar or higher dosage experienced drunken walking, hyperactivity, vomiting, lethargy, panting, disorientation and drooling. A slimmer margin of dogs had a high heart rate, tremors and weakness. Almost all of the dogs developed symptoms within an hour of ingestion that resolved within 12 hours.

You certainly have good reason to want to induce vomiting, but the toxic effect of this medication is low and Edward has consumed one of the lower dosages needed to see symptoms. If you elect to induce vomiting, please use a fresh bottle of hydrogen peroxide and follow these instructions: http://www.sunrisepetclinicaz.com/vomiting.html

I always recommend that owners consider having their pet monitored overnight at an ER facility for good measure when so many symptoms are a potential.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

How is Edward doing, JACustomer?