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My yorkie just swallowed my mothers heart pill what can i do…

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my yorkie just swallowed my mothers heart pill what can i do for him
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
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Please tell me what the medicine was and its strength in milligrams (mg) and how much Murphy weighs.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago

carvedilol 6.25mg murphy weighs abt

4 lbs

Customer reply replied 3 years ago

HELLO

Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
Thank you! Carvedilol is a drug I might prescribe to dogs at a dose of up to 0.5 mg/lb or 2 mg for Murphy. 6.25 mg would be an overdose but likely to be well-tolerated unless Murphy suffered from a pre-existing heart condition. "Watchful waiting" is indicated. Although unlikely to develop, inappetence, lassitude or hypotension (low blood pressure) might transiently arise but is expected to abate unaided.
I would not induce emesis in Murphy. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
Hi Arlene,

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

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