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I have a Kerry Blue Terrier that weighs 38 lbs. 2-3 hours

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I have a Kerry Blue Terrier that weighs 38 lbs. 2-3 hours ago she consumed 5 5mg Cialis pills. What is the recommended treatment?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.


I am sorry to hear you are worried about your dog eating these pills. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

It is too late to get her to vomit; that needs to be done in the first 30 to 60 minutes. By now, the drug is in her system. How is she doing; any symptoms at all?

She got 25 mg of Cialis, or 1.4 mg Cialis per kilogram (2.2 pounds) of body weight; we figure all drug doses or overdoses in mg per kg. This is not a very high dose. We use this drug in dogs to treat a condition called pulmonary hypertension in dogs, at 1 mg per kg every 3 days; she got only slightly more than this dose.

The most common side effects in dogs is flushing/redness of the skin, vomiting and diarrhea. It is a long acting drug, so you may not see these side effects right away.

I would not expect serious side effects from a one time ingestion of a slightly high dose, from the research I have done. Let me know how she is doing and what else I can answer.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.

How is she doing today?