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Dr. Michelle B, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  Over five years experience as a small animal veterinarian.
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My dog ate approximately 6 Ativan .5 kilograms, she weighs 6

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My dog ate approximately 6 Ativan .5 kilograms
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: she weighs 6 pounds
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?
Customer: her name is cookie
JA: How old is cookie?
Customer: shes 3 years old and healthy
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michelle B replied 13 days ago.

Hello, my name is*****'d be happy to help you with your concerns today. Please give me a moment to review your request and write my response.

Expert:  Dr. Michelle B replied 13 days ago.

Cookie at 6 Ativan - did you mean 0.5 mg strength?

How long ago did this happen?

Is Cookie acting ok right now?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Less than an hour ago
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
She's acting quiet
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Hsllo
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Hello
Expert:  Dr. Michelle B replied 13 days ago.

That is a large amount of Ativan for a dog this size. There is a definite risk of overdose. Large amounts of Ativan can cause lethargy, low blood pressure, respiratory depression, and in severe cases cardiac arrest or even death. I recommend taking Cookie to a veterinarian as soon as possible so they can induce vomiting and give her activated charcoal to help bind what is left in her system.

Expert:  Dr. Michelle B replied 13 days ago.

I hope you are able to take Cookie to an emergency veterinarian for emergency treatment. Acting quiet now may just be the beginning of potential serious side effects.

Let me know if you have any other follow-up questions, I'd be happy to answer them for you.

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Thank you and good luck with Cookie.