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My 23 l dog ate tamsulosin .4 mg capsule. What should I do?

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My 23 l b dog ate tamsulosin .4 mg capsule. What should I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will try and help you as best as I can.

Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.

How long ago did Bella eat this medication?

Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.

Given the size of Bella and the current dose, it is unlikely there will be any life threatening effects. The medication can however cause some lethargy, vomiting, tremors, and other signs. Typically these are at higher doses. If the pill was ingested very recently, inducing vomiting may be the best route to avoid any effects of the medication. Vomiting can be induced with two teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide orally. If that does not work after 10 minutes, it can be repeated again. If Bella develops any abnormal signs, a trip to the emergency vet is recommended.

Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I just wanted to check in and see how Bella is doing. Is everything ok? Is she doing well?

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