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My 4 month old puppy ate some venlafaxine

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My 4 month old puppy ate some venlafaxine
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.
Can you please tell me her weight, the mg of the medication ingested, quantity, and how long ago this occurred?
Thank you!
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.
Effexor symptoms or toxicity symptoms would be based on dose ingested. At doses of 2-3mg/kg we begin to see agitation, higher doses can cause severe neurological symptoms like ataxia, tremors, seizures, heart involvement, and even death. Symptoms typically begin after 6-8 hours of ingestion
So let's say she was 22 ponds the low end toxicity would be 20-30 mg...
If you are past the 4-6 hour window and not seeing the more severe symptoms then I would still be monitoring for any of the signs listed for another 2-6 hours. If signs are seen and progressing, she is already showing the signs you listed and it has been less than 2 hours, or she has ingested a more toxic dose than above I would strongly advise a veterinary exam to evaluate her and possibly begin iv fluids to minimize progression to seizures and more severe symptoms.
I hope this information makes sense but please let me know how else I can assist you both today
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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.
I wanted to check in on you and Gracie to see how she is doing after your question earlier today. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today!
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