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My dog just ate one of my pills! She is 5 months old and is

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My dog just ate one of my pills! She is 5 months old and is a golden she weighs around 30 pounds! It is a Bisoprolol/HCTZ 10mg-6.25mg What do I do?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Sadie
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Sadie?
Customer: Is there anyway to make her throw it up??
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 7 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today! Please give me a few moments to type my response and I will be right back!

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 7 months ago.

Yes you can induce vomiting while I review the medication versus her weight.

If your dog ingested this within the last hour then you can induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide 1 tsp per ten pounds (i.e. 1 tbsp) then walk around to mix it in the stomach and agitate the lining. If no vomiting within 10-15 minutes it can be repeated once only in hopes of inducing vomiting.

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 7 months ago.

Bisoprolol is a beta blocker that is not commonly used in veterinary medicine but while there can be no guarantees going on my experience other human beta blockers I would do not feel this will be a fatal incident. Please monitor for symptoms lethargy, weakness, and a slow heart rate overnight.

Bisoprolol peaks within 1.5-3.5 hours. Therapeutic dose is 1 mg/kg in dogs and if your dog is 30 pounds (14 kg) the concentration ingested would be 0.7 so this dose is slightly under the therapeutic dose this so it shouldn't be an issue. Again if you notice weakness or collapse, then getting to an ER clinic is recommended for evaluation and fluid therapy.

If there is no vomiting and/ or any odd symptoms do develop it would be safest to take your dog to the nearest ER vet without delay.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 7 months ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier, how is Sadie doing today? I would love an update when you are able

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