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My dog ate one Spiriva capsule

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my dog ate one Spiriva capsule
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- How long has it been since your dog ate the capsule?
2- How much does your dog weigh?
3- Do you have hydrogen peroxide 3%?
There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
about 20 min ago. the dog weight about 30lbs. no
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
yes I found peroxide
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Friend, spiriva is poorly absorbed orally. It can cause urinary retention, vomiting, tachycardia (fast heart rate), etc.
To be on the safe side you can try to induce vomiting with peroxide. This is what you can do:
1- Give her 1 (one) tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide orally to induce vomiting.
2- Allow her to walk for a minute and move her belly to mix stomach content with peroxide. If she does not vomit within 5-10 minutes, repeat it again. Can give a total of 3 times 5-10 minutes apart.
3- If she does not vomit or you do not see the spiriva in the vomit observe her for the next 24 hours. If you notice any changes in respiration, lethargy or excitement, difficulty urinating, etc have her checked immediately by ER veterinarian.
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Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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