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I think he just ate a sildenafil tablet. I was filling my wife's

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i think he just ate a sildenafil tablet. I was filling my wife's pill dispener and I think i dropped one on the floor and he wolfed it down. He's a sheltie and weighs about 25 pounds. The dose is 20 MG
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Duffy
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Duffy?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today. How long ago did this happen?
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hi again,Now I have not heard back from you and did want to leave my thoughts for you.In regards ***** ***** tablet, it is one we use in dogs. So, its not an outright poisoning. Furthermore, one tablet of this would be within the normal dog dosing range. So, severe adverse effects would be unlikely as well. If anything, we could see GI upset and flushes.Therefore, while we could induce vomiting or treat Duffy with activated charcoal; then isn't strictly necessary. So, you can choose to just keep an eye on him at this point. As well, to address any potential GI upset, you can consider offering a light diet option for a few days. Examples of an easily digestible diet include cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, scrambled egg, or meat baby food (as long as its free from garlic or onion powder). Ideally, we want to offer this as small frequent meals to keep the stomach settled. Further to this, if we see any hints of nausea, then we can also treat with an OTC antacid like Pepcid (More Info/Dose @ or Zantac (More Info/Dose @ These are usually given 20 minutes before offering food to allow absorption and of course you want to double check with your vet before use if your wee one has any know health issues or is on any medications you haven't mentioned. But again this isn't a major worry here for Duffy.Please take care,Dr. B. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you have any other questions, please ask me – I’ll be happy to respond. **Afterwards, I would be grateful if you would rate my service by clicking on the "Rate my Expert' button at the top of the page as this is the only way I am credited for helping you. Thank you for your feedback!: )