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My dog swallowed one of my over the counter diuretic pills 100 mg each and I think he's swallowed 2. Should I be concerned. My dog weighs about 5 pounds

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if your dog will be able to digest that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?

The ingredient is Caffeine andg

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

If the main ingredient is caffeine, then this shouldn't be a big problem. It'll cause some hyperactivity and increased thirst/ urination. Just make sure you have plenty of water available so he doesn't get dehydrated.

The signs should resolve fairly quickly over 8-12 hours.

If you see any labored breathing or muscle tremors, then get to a vet right away.

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

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
My dog is 5 pounds, he just swallowed an over the counter medicine with the active ingredient caffeine and hydrous at 100 mg per pill. I believe he swallowed two. Should I be concerned?
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

I think we were typing at the same time. The answer is above.

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