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My bishop just swallowed a compatible pill

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My bishop just swallowed a compatible pill
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 not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- What is the active ingredient?

2- How long since he swallowed it?

3- How much does he weigh?

4- Do you have hydrogen peroxide 3%?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
15 minutes ago he swallowed 10 mg of prochlorperazine. He weighs 14 lbs I just gave him hydrogen peroxide and he threw up alot
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Did you see the pill in the vomit?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I saw the vomit but I did not see the pill a lot of bits of dog food and a greenie treat some fo***** *****quid but no whole pill
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Did he take the pill before or after eating?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He swallowed it after eating. I dropped it on the floor as I was about to give the pill to my sister who is going through chemo for cancer and is very nauseous. He thought it was a treat.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did not see a pill in the vomit I went through all of it. I don't know if it would have dised in 15inutes. Immediate after I put my finger down his throat but he did not vomit. The peroxide did make him vomit almost immediately.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Make that "dissolved in 15 minutes"
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Friend, the recommended therapeutic dose of Prochlorperazine in dogs is between 0.5-1mg/kg orally every 8-12 hours. Your dog based on his weight took a dose of 1.5mg/kg, I don't believe this will be fatal or toxic for your dog. It is also very possible that the pill could have dissolved within the food and you didn't see it.

I would recommend you keep an eye on him for the next 24 hours. If he becomes lethargic, sedated to the point where he is having difficulty walking, tremors, changes in respiration, etc. have him checked by ER veterinarian, if no symptoms after 24 hours unlikely for symptoms to develop.

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