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My 40-50 lb dog ate our other dogs 1.0 mg soloxine pill.

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My 40-50 lb dog ate our other dogs 1.0 mg soloxine pill.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Remi, she's 2 and a half
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Remi?
Customer: No
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 8 months ago.

Hello, I'm Dr. Kara. I have over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian and I'd like to help. Please give me a moment to review your concerns.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Okay. And correction, she's maybe 30-40. I don't think quite 50 lbs.
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 8 months ago.

I am sorry to hear that your pup Remi ingested another dog's 1mg thyroid pill today.

A usual dog dose for thyroid supplements is 0.022mg (22mcg) per kilogram (2.2 pounds per kilogram) of body weight twice daily. (There are 1,000 mcg per mg).

That means a 40-50 pound dog (18.2 to 22.72 kilogram dog) would normally take 0.4mgs to 0.5mgs.

And a 50 pound dog (22.72kgs) would normally take 0.5mgs or 500mcgs, so she took just about a double usual dose.

The good news is that a one time double dose of thyroid supplement pills thyroid pills will not be an issue in an otherwise healthy dog.

Even though she did get something she doesn't need a one time dose won't hurt your pup, if she is otherwise healthy with no history of heart disease, although it may make her a little hyper and elevate her heart rate slightly.

If you are going to see symptoms she should show some within the first 4-6 hours. The medication from a one time dose should clear from her body completely within 12-24 hours.

Honestly this one time dose should not be a problem for your pup, and the effects won't last more than 24 hours or so.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thank you very much.
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 8 months ago.

You are very welcome, Happy New Year!

Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 8 months ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Everything is fine. It didn't effect her at all.
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 8 months ago.

That's great I'm glad to hear that she is fine as was expected.