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Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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My 5 lb 3 mo Sheltie ate a gabapentin cap. An hour and a

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My 5 lb 3 mo Sheltie ate a gabapentin cap. An hour and a half ago. I gave her burnt toast scrapings in soft wet puppy food
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if the puppy will be able to digest that. What is the puppy's name?
Customer: Cookie
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the puppy?
Customer: She's healing from a broken leg
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 2 months ago.

Hello, I'm Dr Gary. I've been practicing veterinary medicine since 2007. I look forward to helping with your questions/ concerns.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 2 months ago.

Gabapentin is very safe, and used frequently in dogs for pain.

The most you can expect with an overdose like this is some sedation and ataxia (incoordination). Those signs should resolve on their own over 12-24 hours.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank you so much for your help it's a great relief to know she'll be ok.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 2 months ago.
You're very welcome.