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My weiner dog is 11.6 lbs 9 months old and ate 40mg Lasix,

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my weiner dog is 11.6 lbs 9 months old and ate 40mg Lasix, 50 mg hydralazine and 3.12 carvedilol
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

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If your dog ingested this within the last hour then you can induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide 1 tsp per ten pounds (i.e. 1 & 1/4 teaspoons) then walk around to mix it in the stomach and agitate the lining. If no vomiting within 10-15 minutes it can be repeated once only in hopes of inducing vomiting.

I will calculate level of concern for each individual medication for a dog her size (5.3 kg) while I await your response...

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Lasix normally is dosed at 0.5-0.9 mg/kg so for her size this would be 2.5 mg- 4.7 mg

Hydralazine is usually dosed at high end 3 mg/kg so 15 mg

Carvedilol is usually dosed at .31 mg/kg to start 1.6 mg

As you can see these dosages ingested were much more than advised for her size so if you are able to induce vomiting and remove them from her system that would be ideal

If there is no vomiting I would advise a veterinary er today to give stronger drugs to induce vomiting and administer activated charcoal orally and reduce absorption if at all possible

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

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