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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr Altman and happy to assist you both today!Fortunately this is a medication used in animals but this is a moderately high dose for his size. For an 8 pound dog (3.6 kg) he would take approximately a 1 mg dose if he had a heart condition necessitating this medicationAs a precaution, 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 tsp) 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.According to the veterinary handbook: There were 406 single agent exposures to carvedilol reported to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) during 2009-2013. Of the 380 dogs, 62 were symptomatic. The clinical signs included: lethargy (42%), bradycardia (21%), hypotension (8%), hypertension (8%) and tachycardia (8%). Of the 25 cats, 4 were symptomatic with 75% being lethargic and 50% vomiting.So if he doesn't vomit with the medication it would be best to have him seen by a veterinary er to give stronger medication to induce vomiting (apomorphine) and if no vomiting to give activated charcoal orally to bind the medication and prevent absorption and clinical signs abovePlease let me know if this information makes sense and any additional questions I can assist with this evening
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Hopefully you were able to view my response, I had to do some calculations and why it took a moment to type the informationI am sorry I cannot help with a phone call. The states/province I am licensed in do not allow me to communicate via phone calls, unless I have previously physically examined a pet. I could lose my license for doing so. If you would like I can opt out and see if there is another veterinarian that can make calls.
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