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My dog, Buddy has engested albuterol from my wifes presc.

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Hi, my dog, Buddy...

Hi, my dog, Buddy has engested albuterol from my wifes presc.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your dog?

His pulse is about 1230, resp. 40 and is lathargic. resp. are labored

Veterinarian's Assistant: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help your dog. What is the dog's name?

Buddy

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Buddy?

He was also given 50 mg. amitripyline to keep him from being hypr when we are away from home

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Can you give a status on Buddy's situation?
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Buddy, please?

Significant toxicity can occur in small animals after oral overdoses of albuterol or when dogs bite into the metered dose inhalers. Clinical signs of significant overdose may include; arrhythmias (irregular heart rates/tachycardia and extrasystole), hypertension, fever, vomiting, mydriasis (wide open pupils), tremors, and central nervous system stimulation. Hypokalemia (low serum potassium) and hypophophatemia (low serum phosphorus) may occur. For inhalation exposure (when a dog bites into an aerosol canister), decontamination is generally not effective. Cardiac arrhythmias are addressed by a vet with a beta-blocking agent such as atenolol or metoprolol. Diazepam can be used for tremors.

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