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My dog ate 10mg of melatonin. She is a 54lbs Great Dane 4…

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My dog ate 10mg of melatonin. She is a 54lbs Great Dane 4 months old. Will it hurt her?
Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

Hello again,

The chances are your Dane will be just fine, however I have worked out a fuller answer for you below.

1. Please don't give this a second thought, Melatonin is sometimes prescribed for dogs and 10 mg could well be within the dose range for a dog of your one's size, so really no adverse side effects will be expected. In any case Melatonin has a very high margin of safety in dogs and I have know dogs swallow quite high doses, in fact many times the dose your dog took today without problem.

2. Given the above there are no special measures you need take. But in any case I should be available online for you the next four or five hours today so please do not hesitate to get straight back to me in the very unlikely event that your Dane's condition changes in any way or if you would like to talk things over with me further.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

Just checking back in to see how things are going ...

Regards,

Dr Scott
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

Hello again,

I am just checking back in to see how your Dane is getting on after our recent dialogue concerning the Melatonin incident ...

Please get back to me and let me know how things are going.

Regards,

Dr Scott
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 9 months ago
Hi,

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

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