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will 10mg of flexeril harm my dog?

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will 10mg of flexeril harm my dog?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  DrChristineM replied 5 years ago.
About how much does he weigh?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
35 lbs
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Christine, did you get the answer? 35 lbs.
Expert:  DrChristineM replied 5 years ago.
**I was typing the answer.
Thank you. You may see some side effects, but this should not be an overly toxic dose. The toxic dose is 12 mg/kg which would be about 150 mg for your dog. Here is what you may see in your dog:
disorientation, slow heart rate, urinary retention (inability to urinate), respiratory depression. Seizures can be seen at higher doses.

Since this has a long half life in the body, signs may last several days.

I hope this helps, please let me know if I can answer any other questions.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Thanks very much. How long will you be online?


Expert:  DrChristineM replied 5 years ago.
Only for a short while more tonight (it is 11.45 pm where I am). But I will be back on tomorrow.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Yeah, its 11:45p for me also. Should I keep an eye on him for a while?

Expert:  DrChristineM replied 5 years ago.
I wouldn't be too worried. If you see side effects, they should be mild and will pass on their own with time.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

OK, thanks.