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Our puppy, about 3-4 Kg, chewed up at least 1 and as many as

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Our puppy, about 3-4 Kg, chewed up at least 1 and as many as 3 loatadine tablets (10 mg each). How can we treat him? Going to the vet right now is not an option. Thanks!
Welcome! My name isXXXXX am a 2003 graduate, and currently a Medical Director of a veterinary hospital.

I am sorry to hear about this concern.
If they were ingested within the last 30 minutes or perhaps 1 hour at the most you could induce vomiting to get some of it out of his system..

To induce vomiting at home, give 1 to 2 teaspoons for every 10 pounds of body weight of 3% hydrogen peroxide. ONLY use the 3% peroxide. If no vomiting within 15 minutes, the dose can be repeated. It is an irritant to the stomach lining, and that is why it causes vomiting. 1 teaspoon is 5ml of liquid.

Otherwise, you will need to closely monitor him for any symptoms including:
- excessive lethargy, diffiuclty walking
- bad vomiting or diarrhea
- refusing to eat
- appearing agitated

If only 1 tablet he may just be a bit sleepy but it should not have any other deleterious effect. The concern is that it is unknown exactly how much he ate.
Of course, with any overdose, I must strongly recommend a vet visit, but I understand if you are adamant that you can't go.

I hope that information has been helpful.
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