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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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The dog just ate 10 mg of furosemide and 5 mg vetmedin meant

Customer Question

The dog just ate 10 mg of furosemide and 5 mg vetmedin meant for another 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: 12 years old He's a cockaspanial His name is Howard
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Howard?
Customer: He takes 0.4 mg of Levocrine and 25 mg of Carprofen every 12 hours he ate the other pills instead
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

10 mg of furosemide is of no consequence. It's a dose I might initiate in a 20 lb dog in need of a diuretic. You're likely to see the expected diuretic effect. How much does Howard weight, please, so I can know how the pimobendan might affect him?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He weighs 12 lb
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. 10 mg/12 lbs (0.83 mg/lb) of furosemide is a safe and moderate dose. 5 mg/12 lbs (0.42 mg/lb) of pimobendan is 3.7X the dose of pimobendan given twice daily to my patients. Thankfully, it's not considered a dose likely to cause acute toxicity unless Howard has a history of heart disease in which pimobendan would be contraindicated. I don't expect your seeing any adverse effect from his dietary indiscretion although a transient increase in heart rate and vomiting might arise.

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?

Dr. Michael Salkin