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My 20lbs 4 month old puppy ate 6 cymbalta 30mg pills. She

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my 20lbs 4 month old puppy ate 6 cymbalta 30mg pills. She seesms fine and like her normal self. her nose is cool and moist. Do I need to rush her to the emergency vet?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I checked on her at 4 pm and she was fine and the pills were in the daily pill box on the table then. I came home at 7:30pm and the box was on the floor empty. I know she has eaten during that time and her bowels seem fine and she is urinating fine and no more than normal. i really dont know any more than that.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

Please give me just a few moments to calculate the level of concern

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

In most cases we see no problems unless given at doses higher then 20mg per kg

With your puppy at 20 pounds (9.1 kg) and ingesting 30 mg x 6= 180 mg that would mean the ingested dose was 19.8 mg/kg so we are right at that cut off of concerned dosage. If this is sustained relief formula then we can see toxic signs at a much lower dose such as 1.5 mg/kg but if it was the normal formula then monitoring for symptoms listed below...

Clinical signs can include dilated eyes, agitation, hyperactivity, trembling, stumbling when walking. If any of these develop then she should be seen by a vet immediately. While I would not expect to see any serious symptoms keep an eye on her as any dog can have a unexpected reaction.

Symptoms can occur anytime overnight so please monitor her closely for these symptoms

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

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