Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary

Think friends dog ingested methamphetamine. Can we do

Customer Question
anything his dog? JA: I'm sorry...
Think friends dog ingested methamphetamine. Can we do anything his dog?
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 and age?
Customer: Duke 5yr pomeranian 6lbs
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Duke?
Customer: Dog running in circles under his bed. Did go outside and pee & pooped 30 min ago on leash. Did OK on walk. But wanted to return home more quickly than usual.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 2 minutes by:
5/27/2016
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
Dr. B.
Dr. B., Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 22,033
Experience: Hello, I am a small animal veterinarian and am happy to discuss any concerns & questions you have on any species.
Verified

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 he have this?

How much do you think he had?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Hi again,

I have not heard back from you but as this is a worrying situation and time is of the essence, I will leave my thoughts in case you are having issues replying. Now I have to say that I am very concerned about this poor lad. If it has ingested crystal meth (amphetamine), then even a tiny dose could cause serious harm. Generally speaking, it only takes 0.5 milligrams per kilogram of a dog’s body weight (3mg for Duke, a tiny amount) to cause adverse signs of amphetamine poisoning. Signs generally include restlessness, agitation, hyperactivity, increased breathing and heart rate, shaking, and tremors. As well, there is also risk of neurological signs (ie tremors, seizures and collapse).

In regards ***** ***** can be done, I would note that we don’t tend to induce vomiting due to the speed of absorption and the risk of choking or aspirating vomit into the lungs. Instead, you can consider using activated charcoal at this stage (and we have to be quick since this is absorbed quick). This is available over the counter from the pharmacy (ask for the high strength version in grams, not the one for gas since you will need a lot of these) and works by binding any remaining material in the stomach. For activated charcoal, we tend to give 1-4 grams per pound every 8 hrs. This can be mixed with food to be fed or with water to syringe feed (do note that it stains, so keep it away from white carpets/clothes). This will just limit how much is absorbed and reduce the intoxication risk here.

Now we would need to focus on supportive care. Ideally, it would be best to have him hospitalised at the vets. The vet does have client confidentiality and will only be interested in helping and not in getting anyone in trouble. In regards ***** ***** they can do, a veterinarian can give acepromazine or chlorpromazine to counteract the effects. Also, a vet can give cyproheptadine (Periactin) to further block the drugs effects.

Otherwise, you will need to keep Duke calm in a quiet dimly lit room to try to reduce the risk of seizures in the next 24 hours. We do want to encourage to drink, to help flush the drug out of his system. As well, we do want to keep him eating and canned food is high in water, so that will help as well. For dogs that have had small doses and thus only have mild signs, they will be agitated but eventually settle. Though if he had quite a bit (as he is very small) or shows any of those more serious signs I noted, we'd really want him to the local vet urgently.

Just in case you need a local emergency vet, you can check @ http://www.vetlocator.com/ or via

http://www.veccs.org/index.php?option=com_hospitals&nationid=1&Itemid=193

Please take care,

Dr. B.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If you have any other questions, please ask me – I’ll be happy to respond. Please remember to rate my service once you have all the information you need as this is only way I am credited for helping you. Thank you! : )

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
Hi,

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

nekovet
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Ask Dr. B. Your Own Question
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Dr. B., Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 22,033
22,033 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Hello, I am a small animal veterinarian and am happy to discuss any concerns & questions you have on any species.

Dr. B. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,112 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

9,980 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

9,897 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,134 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,745 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
He ate chocolate cheerios. Pomeranian. Born 9/11/17
He ate chocolate cheerios JA: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age? Customer: Pomeranian JA: How old is Pomeranian? Cu… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
Can a prior case of heartworms leave a dog (Pomeranian) with
Can a prior case of heartworms leave a dog (Pomeranian) with an occasional dry, sometimes "honking" cough? It sounds a bit like kennel cough and maybe even a collapsing trachea. Usually one "honk" fol… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,745 satisfied customers
My Pomeranian is throwing up clear liquid and is lethargic.
My Pomeranian is throwing up clear liquid and is lethargic. Should I try to find a 24 hr. vet in my area or wait to take him to my vet tomorrow? … read more
Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt
Associate Veterinarian
DVM
489 satisfied customers
I have an 11 year old Pomeranian. during visits to our vet,
I have an 11 year old Pomeranian. during visits to our vet, he says his trachea is collapsing. beginning last night he started doing the heavy loud breathing. it's as though he's fighting for air. sho… read more
Dr. Meghan Denney
Dr. Meghan Denney
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,851 satisfied customers
My neighbors Pomeranian has been vomiting clear liquids and
My neighbors Pomeranian has been vomiting clear liquids and now has fresh blood in stool she is 5 yrs old and weights 5.5 Oz's she doesn't want to eat but have been getting a little chicken and sweet … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,322 satisfied customers
I just adopted a 4 lb pomeranian from a shelter. He was
I just adopted a 4 lb pomeranian from a shelter. He was terribly neglected, what teeth he has left need to come out and because teeth are so bad, infection has gone up into sinus cavity and is sneezin… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,745 satisfied customers
My Pomeranian just swallowed an ibuprofen should I be
My Pomeranian just swallowed an ibuprofen should I be worried. It was dropped in floor and she was quicker than me … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,745 satisfied customers
My Pomeranian just ate 10 chocolate kisses. What to do? Bear
My Pomeranian just ate 10 chocolate kisses. What to do? … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
680 satisfied customers
I need a refill of vetropolycin for my Pomeranian. Sometimes
I need a refill of vetropolycin for my Pomeranian. Sometimes during bathing her eyes get irritated and she scratches and infects them. … read more
DakotaSouthFive
DakotaSouthFive
Independent Contractor
High School or GED
12 satisfied customers
Nothing he is fine. Pomeranian 14 lb he takes hydrocodone I
Pomeranian 14 lb he takes hydrocodone I gave My water pill by mistake the pharmacist said it should be fine I just want to make sure … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinarian
22,033 satisfied customers
My dog has a heart murmur and he's a Pomeranian. We have a 6
We have a 6 year old Pomeranian and he has a heart murmur. We took him to the local vet, who gave us hydrocodone liquid for him. It seemed to work for awhile now he's shaky, not eating and very clingy. Also withdrawn. … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
680 satisfied customers
After several seizures my dog is completely incoherent and
After several seizures my dog is completely incoherent and can't walk. Is this normal … read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,756 satisfied customers
Our Pomeranian jumped off the bed and seems to be gasping
Our Pomeranian jumped off the bed and seems to be gasping for breath. What can we do for him … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My Pomeranian is 9yrs old not spayed and just started
Hi my Pomeranian is 9yrs old not spayed and just started bleeding for her Vulva heavily … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My dogs stomach is very tightont think. My dos stomach is
My dos stomach is very tight I think she is constip5 … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,745 satisfied customers
My 8 year old Pomeranian just had a momentary seizure where
My 8 year old Pomeranian just had a momentary seizure where she cannot move normally. Can't walk properly and acts dizzy. This is about the 5th time it has happened in the last 2 to 3 years. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
He is a Pomeranian and stomach is hard and he's burped a
He is a Pomeranian and stomach is hard and he's burped a couple times and has not had a bowel movement yet today … read more
Pet Doc
Pet Doc
Senior Small Animal Veterinarian
BVSc
2,782 satisfied customers
Ms, we have a Pomeranian and he's had a seizure. He had a
Hi Ms Wilson, we have a Pomeranian and he's had a seizure. He had a major seizure on sunday and was hospitalize for 3 days. They sent him home with hypothyroid medicine and pain medication. A few days… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x