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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My 8 month old beagal/pitt puppy ate 1 of my toresimide

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my 8 month old beagal/pitt puppy ate 1 of my toresimide 20 mg. pills plus a 81 mg. bayer asprin. this happened about a half hour ago. he seems sleepy but is still barking at outside noises. hasn't thrown up. doesn't seem to be drinking an excess of water
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Linda, the aspirin isn't an issue as it was "dosed" lower than I would do so for a dog of Bronco's size. The torasemide is a diuretic quite a bit more potent than the usual furosemide we prescribe to dogs. The minimum dose that will affect a dog is just 0.05 mg/lb and the maximum effect arises at 5 mg/lb. Onset of action in the dog is just 20 minutes and it can last up to 8 hours. Bronco will remain safe but be sure he has ready access to water. No other pharmacological effects were noticed in dogs dosed with this diuretic. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Linda,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Bronco. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin