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He ate several lorazepam tablets 0.5 mg weighs about 25

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He ate several lorazepam tablets 0.5 mg weighs about 25 pounfs
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: bla
JA: How old is Bla?
Customer: His name is blackie. and he is 4 years old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Blackie?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

There's quite a range of anecdotal dosing of lorazepam in dogs - 0.01 to 0.25 mg/lb of body weight - which would be equivalent to 0.25 - 6 mg for Blackie. He's going to remain well although you might see increased appetite, aggression, increased activity/excitement, and vocalization. As the dose increases, ataxia ("drunken sailor"), somnolence (sleepiness), and lethargy can occur. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.