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My dog just ate on 5htp pill on accident. Will she be fine?

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hi my dog just ate on 5htp pill on accident. Will she be fine?
JA: The veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that.
Customer: the vet is closed
JA: Have there been any changes in appearance or diet?
Customer: not t yet i saw her eat one
JA: Is there anything else you think the vet should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
it was a 200mg time release kind
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

How much does she weigh?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
around 20
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
she's just sleepy right now
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Unfortunately, she's ingested the minimum amount for us to see lethal effects. You need to take her to the ER this evening for treatment. The fact that this medication is time released may have significant bearing on successful treatment if you act promptly. We can begin to see major effects from the ingestion of this medication, typically within an hour of ingestion, such as vomiting, seizures and death. I cannot impress heavily enough upon you the need to go directly to the ER at this time.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Checking in. How is your companion doing?