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We are caring 7-8 month old puppy that belongs to our

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We are caring for a 7-8 month old puppy that belongs to our daughter. She just moved here across the country. He got into her medication and ingested cymbalta and meteoporol. What should we do? We've already called the vet and they said to call poison control.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

You should induce emesis with 3% hydrogen peroxide dosed at 5 mL (one measuring teaspoon)/5 lbs of body weight by means of a small poultry baster placed between his cheek teeth and cheek. The maximum dose is 45 mL (3 measuring tablespoons). He should vomit within 15 minutes. If not, please repeat the same dose. The above is predicated upon his ingesting these pills within the hour.

The response to Cymbalta is unpredictable but no deaths were seen in dogs at a dose of 45 mg/lb. I expect sedation at 0.5 mg/lb and tremors at 5 mg/lb. As the dose increases, agitation, increases. There is limited information available on metoprolol overdose but most dogs became lethargic, tachycardic (rapid heart rate), and vomited.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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