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My 65 pound dog ate a 10mg Lisinopril about 30 minutes ago.

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Hi! My 65 pound dog ate a 10mg Lisinopril about 30 minutes ago. Do I need to take him to the emergency room?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 1 year ago.

Hi. Welcome to Just Answer. My name is***** and I've been a veterinarian for 15 years. Are you sure it was just one 10 mg lisinopril? Is he on any other medications or does he have any other known health issues?

Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 1 year ago.

Lisinopril is a medication that can / is used in veterinary medicine for the treatment of heart failure. It actually is dosed at 0.5 mg / kg when it is used once to twice a day. For a 65 pound dog that was being started on the medication, they could be given around 14 mg once to twice a day. So for an otherwise normal dog to just eat one 10 mg tablet, this shouldn't be a bad situation by any means and no specific therapy is needed.

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