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1 of my atoravastatin tablets...
what could be the effect on my 18 pound dog if he ingested 1 of my atoravastatin tablets
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Hello - I am Dr. Matt - I would be glad to help you with your question. Atorvastatin is actually a very safe medication for dogs. We do not commonly use this medication for dogs though they do not have any serious side effects when ingesting the drug. Since Bo only ingested one tablet, I would not expect any signs of a serious toxicity. The most common side effects, if any would be an upset stomach. Therefore I would watch him for any vomiting and diarrhea. If he does show either of these signs then I would recommend feeding him a bland food such as boiled ground beef and rice for a couple of days. Overall, he really should be just fine! Hope this helps to answer your question - if not or if you have any more questions please feel free to reply. Thank you for your question!
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Matt, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Atorvastatin is actually a very safe medication for dogs. We do not commonly use this medication for dogs though they do not have any serious side effects when ingesting the drug. Since Bo only ingested one tablet, I would not expect any signs of a serious toxicity. The most common side effects, if any would be an upset stomach. Therefore I would watch him for any vomiting and diarrhea. If he does show either of these signs then I would recommend feeding him a bland food such as boiled ground beef and rice for a couple of days. Overall, he really should be just fine! Hope this helps to answer your question - if not or if you have any more questions please feel free to reply. Thank you for your question!
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