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I just gave my 13 lb dachshund mix a 5 mg hydrocodone tablet

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I just gave my 13 lb dachshund mix a 5 mg hydrocodone tablet by accident. She was prescribed a 1/4 tablet twice daily. Is the 5 mg too dangerous?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am currently not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread.

Friend, 5mg of Hydrocodone is not going to be fatal to a 13 lbs dog. She may experience sedation otherwise she will be fine. I would keep an eye on her, if she becomes very lethargic/sedated to the point where she is having difficulty to walk I would have checked in by ER veterinarian for supportive care. If no symptoms after 6-8 hours unlikely for any symptoms to develop.

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