Hello, I'm sorry to hear about your pup and I'd like to help.Is he healthy otherwise? No underlying medical concerns?How long ago did this happen?
He is healthy otherwise with no underlying medical issues - he ate the pill 15 minutes ago. thank you so much for your help!
No problem. Thanks for the further information. We do use this drug in dogs but at fairly low doses.
is 5 mg a small enough dose that I need not worry?
Normal dose for a dog his size (35 pounds, 15.9kg) would be 1.5mg (low dose) to 6mg (maximal dose).
Okay so you are saying he should be okay, right?
So this is within accepted limits. Of course he isn't hypertensive so we do want to watch him for low blood pressure (weakness, pale mucous membranes, gums, and panting).
How long until it will be out of his system?
Your other option is to induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide at 1ml per pound as he just ate it and he should vomit it up.
Which do you recommend?
If he were my dog I'd probably play it safe and have him vomit.
Although his dose was within recommended limits it was a high dose and this drug stays around for a while. Half life is about 35 hours. Which means half of the drug is gone in 35 hours, so the effects will be around quite a while.
Okay - thanks so much and I will accept the fee.
We can counteract the effects of low blood pressure with drugs, but it'll be easier just to avoid the issue.Give him 2 tablespoons of peroxide, then take him out and run him around. If he doesn't vomit in 10 to 15 minutes repeat the dose.
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