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I think my 2.5 lb puppy ate a 1 mg Ativan.

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I think my 2.5 lb puppy ate a 1 mg Ativan.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I am sorry to hear about what happened. How long ago did he eat the pill? If it was less than an hour ago, you should try to get him to vomit.
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
How is he acting? This drug could make him drowsy, or could have the opposite effect of making him hyperactive.
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
If he got 1 mg, that is about double to 4X of the safe dose.
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
If he just got the pill less than an hour ago, you can give him 1/4th teaspoon hydrogen peroxide in some milk or ice cream to try to get him to vomit, but if it was longer than that, vomiting probably will not help.