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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Our dog (9-10 lb maltipoo) just ingested a 5 mg dose of

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Our dog (9-10 lb maltipoo) just ingested a 5 mg dose of Montelukast Sodium. I have read online blogs and it doesn't seem to have much research but doesn't seem to be a problem from some Veterinarians.
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: Dash and is 1.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Dash?
Customer: He was taking Hycodan (5mg) and Clavamox (62.5mg) for Kennel Cough.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Great. Thank you.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

Yes, that's true. In humans, the drug is usually well tolerated with minima adverse effects reported. Rats and mice survived oral doses of approximately 335X of the usual human adult dose. I don't see any studies in dogs nor cats but historically it hasn't been problematic in cats when dosed at up to 0.5 mg per pound of body weight - the dose Dash ingested. There's no need to induce emesis or treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns.

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