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My 27lb French dog ate one of my.4 mg Flomax what should

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My 27lb French bull dog ate one of my.4 mg Flomax what should I do
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.
Welcome! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and happy to answer your questions today.
This would be a low dose rate for your dog and it is unlikely that it will affect her if given on a one time basis. However if your dog ingested this within the last hour then you can elect to induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide 1 tsp per ten pounds (1 tbsp for her size) then walk around to mix it in the stomach and agitate the lining. If no vomiting within 10-15 minutes it can be repeated once only in hopes of inducing vomiting. I personally would elect to monitor with such a low dose of ingestion.
1. Tamsulosin Hydrochloride { Flomax } are green/orange capsules containing 0.4 mg Tamsulosin Hydrochloride . Your dog weighs 27 pounds (12.3 kg) so if she swallowed one 0.4 mg capsule her dose would be equivalent to 0.03 mg /kg.
2. This is well below the doses quoted in the study below so it is likely that your dog is not at risk of death and it may be that no symptoms would occur at this dose rate.
The data sheet on flomax they says :
" In a three month study in dogs, all animals survived at daily oral doses of 2, 20, 200 mg/kg. Signs of toxicity included relaxed nictitating membranes, miosis, excessive salivation, lethargy, redness of eyes, excessive lacrimation, tremors, ataxia, lethargy and vomiting. "
3. The bot***** *****ne : I think it very unlikley that this incident will affect your dog in any way but it would be wise to keep an eye on her and contact an emergency vet without delay if any odd symptoms of any sort occur.
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