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I just found my pitbull with an empty bottle of my xanax

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I just found my pitbull with an empty bottle of my xanax prescription which previously had had least 12, 2mg pills. HELP!
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 2 years ago.

I'm Dr. Jo and I'm here to help you with your question about your dog and the bottle of Xanax. I'm so sorry this has happened, but glad you're looking for the information you need.

You may join the conversation at any time by typing in what you want to say then clicking REPLY. That way we can chat back and forth until you're satisfied with the information I've provided and are happy to give me a positive rating.

This is one of those situations where I must say emphatically this is a MEDICAL EMERGENCY.

Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 2 years ago.

Your dog needs emergency medical attention absolutely as soon as possible. It's also important that your dog be made to throw up absolutely as soon as possible.

The safest way to do this is in the hands of an experienced vet at your closest emergency clinic. If that is more than 20 or 30 minutes away, however, it's better to proceed with making her vomit at home.

Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 2 years ago.

Inducing vomiting at home can be done with FRESH hydrogen peroxide. Please be advised this is not without risk, and do NOT use more than the prescribed amount.

Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 2 years ago.

My advice to you is get to an emergency room as soon as possible.

Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 2 years ago.

If you choose to induce vomiting at home, dosing information for using FRESH hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting is widely available online. I cannot advise you to do this, but can let you know the dose is 1-5 ml of hydrogen peroxide for every kilogram of body weight, NOT TO EXCEED 45ml per dose. You may repeat it after ten minutes if it is not effective. Many times it is not effective. That's another reason why it's best to get to the ER right away.

Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 2 years ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 2 years ago.
I'm just checking in to ask how things are going with your dog. I've been really worried about you both. Have you been able to get her the medical attention she needs?
Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.
Thank you.
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 2 years ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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