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My chichwaua accicidently ate my blood pressure pill (20 mg)

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My chichwaua accicidently ate my blood pressure pill (20 mg) or omeprazole pill or b 12 (1000 mg). Don't know which one. She's been laying around for a day. Won't eat or drink. She looks like she's drugged. Seems not to be in pain. What's the treatment if she ate one of these meds?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice. 1- How much does she weigh? 2- How long has it been since you suspect she could have taken the pill? 3- What is the name of the blood pressure medication? 4- I am confused, was the omeprazole or the pressure medication 20mg?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
12 lbs. been 24 hrs she's been sick. Noticed her behavior 1-2 hrs after she ate it. Valsartan/hctz 80/12.5. Don't know which one she might have contested. Those are my meds and one might have fell in the floor. I saw her crutching on something and I assume it might be one of those pills. I not sure
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
1- Any vomiting? 2- Is she drinking more than usual? 3- Can you take a look at her gums and see if they are pink or pale?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I made a vet appt today. I think it's better to take her to be seen. Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
Friend, of the medications you have listed the Valsartan/hctz is the only one that could cause the symptoms you are describing as a result of lowering the blood pressure. The vitamin b12 and omeprazole will not cause these symptoms. Unfortunately at this stage we are very limited as to what you can do at home; I would strongly recommend having her checked this morning by family veterinarian to listen to her heart and check her blood pressure. In addition, they will do a complete physical examination to rule out other possible causes that could have similar symptoms. If cost is a concern look into your local ASPCA or Shelter where they often offer veterinary services at a lower cost. My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

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

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