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Dog just swallowed a 10 mg pill of alfuzosin (uroxitral). Is

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Dog just swallowed a 10 mg pill of alfuzosin (uroxitral). Is this toxic to a fourth month old cavalier pup?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

When dogs were administered alfuzosin orally for a month, no deaths occurred and clinical symptoms consisted of peripheral vasodilation, nasal dryness, diarrhea, hypotonia, tremor, protrusion of the nictitating membrane and hyperdacryorrhea (excessive flow of tears). Doses given to these dogs were egregious - 43 and 86 mg/lb. 10 mg in a pup the size of a 4 month old cavalier should be very safe. As with ingesting anything unusual transient gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea can arise but she should remain well. Thee's no need to induce emesis or treat in any manner.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.
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