How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Peter Your Own Question
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 30866
Experience:  16 years of internal medicine, surgery, and preventive care.
25161683
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Peter is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My dog ate my medicine for nausea, it's zofran 8mg and i'm

Customer Question

My dog ate my medicine for nausea, it's zofran 8mg and i'm not sure what to 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 and age?
Customer: Her name is ***** ***** is a year and a half
JA: How old is Maggie?
Customer: she is a year and a half
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Maggie?
Customer: no just that she ate the medicine
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

1- How much does she weigh?

2- How many pills did she eat?

3- How long has it been since she ate it?

4- Do you have hydrogen peroxide 3%?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
she's a little over 50 lbs
she ate 9 pills
it's been about an hour
no i do not
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

1- Can you pick up hydrogen peroxide quickly?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
how quickly would i need it?
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

Like now. The idea is to try to get him to vomit within 1-2 hours of ingestion.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
okay so I would get the hydrogen peroxide then give it to her?
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

Overdoses of Zofran can cause hypotension (decrease in blood pressure), vomiting, constipation, etc. To avoid any symptoms I would try get her to vomit with hydrogen peroxide 3%. This is what you do: (typing)

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

1- Give her 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide orally to induce vomiting.

2- Allow her to walk for a minute and move her belly to mix stomach content with peroxide. If she does not vomit within 5-10 minutes, repeat it again. Can give a total of 3 times 5-10 minutes apart.

3- If she does not vomit or you do not see the pills in the vomit observe her for the night. Symptoms that would require an ER vet visit are weakness, pale gums, difficulty walking, etc.

4- The other option is taking her to the nearest ER vet now and they can try to make her vomit.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

Dr. Peter

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.
Hi,

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

Dr. Peter