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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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I think my 4 month old Boston terrier 10lbs just ate a 300mg

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I think my 4 month old Boston terrier 10lbs just ate a 300mg lyrica
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the Boston terrier will be able to digest that. What is the Boston terrier's name?
Customer: Stella
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Stella?
Customer: No, she's typical.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

I mightg dose Stella at 20 mg of pregabalin (Lyrica). 300 mg would be an egregious overdose likely to cause profound ataxia ("drunken sailor") and sedation.

Please induce emesis with 10 mL (two measuring teaspoons) of 3% hydrogen peroxide by means of a small poultry baster placed between Stella's cheek teeth and teeth. She should vomit within 15 minutes. If not, repeat the same dose. Hydrogen peroxide isn’t always effective in inducing emesis. Please give me a progress report when appropriate to do so.

If you prefer, you can bring Stella to a vet who can more reliably induce emesis with an injection of apomorphine.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.
Hi Megan,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin
Customer: replied 6 months ago.

We took her in and got an X-ray. She ate stuffing, or leaves. We starved her for 24 hours. Then gave her small amounts of wet dog food that was easily digestible every 2 hours for the next 48 hours. Whatever it was it passed thankfully. Thank you for your help.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

Thank you for the additional information. How did Stella do after her ingestion of Lyrica?