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My Beagel ate 2 of my thyroid pills he has vomited 3-4 hrs…

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My Beagel ate 2...

My Beagel ate 2 of my thyroid pills he has vomited 3-4 hrs today now he just is lying around is that normal

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?

He's weigh about 40 pounds but is not eating at all

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

It's very difficult to intoxicate a dog with thyroid hormone. Even egregious doses are well-tolerated. Please tell me the ingredient (or brand name) in your pills.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I can't c the name he ate part of the bottle but it yellow and it has P5 on it
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Let me see if I can track that down...

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No text is good for me
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Could it be pramipexole which is prescribed for treatment of restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder, Parkinson's disease, or tardive dyskinesia?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I guess that is it I couldn't c the name and he ate more than that probably 7 pills
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

How long ago might he have ingested it? I'll see if I can find toxicity studies in dogs for that drug.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
He ate it about 11:00 am
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

This is what I found: "CNS (central nervous system) - related signs were mainly observed which at high doses included
ataxia ("drunken sailor"), dyspnea (difficulty breathing), and tremor/convulsions. Vomiting occurred at low doses."

This isn't a drug given to dogs and so there's no specific information concerning an ingestion of 7 pills. It's too late to induce emesis and so treatment would be symptomatic and supportive only. I need you to check his vital signs for me, please...

1) Check his gum and tongue color. They should be nicely pink - not whitish (anemia) or bluish/greyish (cyanosis/hypoxia/lack of oxygen to his tissues).

2) Check his respiratory rate. He should be taking less than 30 breaths/minute and greater than 6-8 breaths/minute while asleep or at rest.

3) Take his rectal temperature. Any body thermometer will do when placed 1.5" into his rectum for 1 minute. Normal is 100.5-102.5F. This is a two person job!

Please let me know what you find.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
His tongue is pink and his breathing is ok he does act a little drunk
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Thank you. Are you comfortable staying up with him to monitor him periodically? Do you have access to a 24-hour veterinary facility who could monitor him for you?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
we will check on him and watch him tonight thank you
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Good to hear. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
Hi,

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

Dr. Michael Salkin
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