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she ate 10 meq KCL and Im hoping no coreg or carvedilol..she

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she ate 10 meq KCL and Im hoping no coreg or carvedilol..she got into my dad's pills she is 38 pounds and 13 year ols
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dad's dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: honey
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about honey?
Customer: she is a cocker spaniel
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 10 months ago.

Hello, I'm Dr. Deb and will do my best to help you today.

I'm sorry for this concern about Honey.

The dose of KCL (Potassium Chloride) which can be given to a dog would be 0.5 – 1 mEq/kg which calculates out to be 9-17 mEq.

Therefore, she didn't receive a toxic dose of this medication, thank goodness!

I wouldn't expect any adverse consequences at all form Honey's ingestion of this drug but if it's been less than 1 hour since she ate it and you want to induce vomiting just to be absolutely safe, you could. The dose of 3% hydrogen peroxide (it should be fresh so that it bubbles and fizzles) would be 4 teaspoons mixed with bread. Walk her around and repeat the dose in 15 minutes if you have to.

Not all dogs will vomit when peroxide is given but most will.

I hope this helps to relieve your mind about this. Deb

Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 9 months ago.

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

Dr. Deb