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I think my Chihuahua-pom mix (weighs 9 lbs) may have eaten a sleeping pill. Over the counter equate nighttime sleep aid 50 mg. I gave him hydrogen-peroxide and he threw up 3 times. I looked thru and could not find a pill. Appears alert. What can I do now ?
Hello, this is Dr. Bruce and I would like to help you with Cocoa.
I have very good news for you. The product you mentioned is just a higher dose of diphenhydramine, which is the generic version of benadryl.
What does that mean ?
Benadryl is very safe for dogs. The dose range is generally from 1-4 mg per pound, but can go up to 7-8 mg per pound and still be safe. Cocoa is within the safe range, so even if he absorbed the entire pill, it is very unlikely to cause any problems.
He is sleepy now, is it ok to let him sleep or should I try to keep awake?
When did he eat the pill?
approx. 45 mins ago
I would suspect that he absorbed very little of the pill, even if you didn't find it in the vomit. I would not be worried and it should be fine to let him sleep.
Thank you so much for helping with this, I feel much better with your answers !!
You're quite welcome! I'm glad that I could help.