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my dog ate a sleeping pill

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my dog ate a sleeping pill
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 6 years ago.

Welcome to Just Answer. What was the sleeping pill? How long ago did this occur? How much does Bear weigh?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
bear wieghs 30 lbs. about 10 min, gernic abien he just throw up
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 6 years ago.
DId you mean ambien? How many mgs was it? Did you give him something to make him vomit? What was in the vomit?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
10 or 12 mgs. No he just vomited all his food that he had eaten,
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 6 years ago.
Was it again Ambien?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
it was a generic ambien,
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 6 years ago.
Ok. The good news is that he vomited that quickly after eating the sleeping pill. That greatly helps to reduce the amount that can be absorbed by his body. This drug can cause a paradoxal reaction where basically instead of getting tired, they become agitated, excited, vocal, aggressive and disoriented. For now, I would pull up food and water for 8 hours to let his stomach rest and then monitor for any of those signs. If the vomiting persists or the other signs develop, he should be seen at an ER clinic.