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My two cavalier spaniels have gotten hold of a box of

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Hi ,my two cavalier...

Hi ,my two cavalier King Charles spaniels have gotten hold of a box of vetmedin 5 mg ,they have ingested around 40tablets .As soon as I seen the foil packets empty I made them both vomit but I'm not sure when they took them as I was out for 3/12 hrs .

Veterinarian's Assistant: 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?

They are mother and daughter the mother is called Tootsie and she's 4 rs her daughter is Kalista and she is 15 months

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Tootsie?

No they are fit and well no illnesses

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. This is a very serious and possibly life-threatening ingestion of pimobendan. Cardiovascular abnormalities such as severe tachycardia (rapid heart rate), hypotension (low blood pressure), and hypertension (high blood pressure) are noted. Decontamination by emesis (as you've done) followed by tubing them with activated charcoal, IV fluids therapy for hypotension and hydration requirements, monitoring blood pressure and electrocardiogram are advised in a hospital setting. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Hi there ,they were monitored for 24hrs and surprisingly only exhibited tachycardia and hypotension which resolved ,I think they were extremely lucky ,from now on in the vetmedin will be locked away in a drawer
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Thank you for such a good update. I appreciate your taking the time to let me know. You may receive an inappropriate follow-up from the site ostensibly sent by me. It wasn't and I apologize in advance should you receive it.

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