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My shin tzu eat my depakote 500mg what do I do

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My shin tzu eat my depakote 500mg what do I do
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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How much does Gizmo weigh, please? This drug might be prescribed as an add-on therapy with phenobarbital or bromide in dogs at a dose of 30 mg/lb. It's not recommended in veterinary patients, however, because of its very short half-life in dogs.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Gizmo weighs 15 pounds
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Thank you. 500 mg isn't much of an overdose. You might see a bit of ataxia ("drunken sailor") but Gizmo should remain safe. Of 43 exposed dogs the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center reported just 5 becoming symptomatic and they all were ataxic. There's no reason to induce emesis if only because this drug is absorbed too rapidly for emesis to be of value. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Gizmo. How is everything going?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Good ty
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Good to hear. Thank you for taking the time to let me know.

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