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My dog is a year old, approx 10 pounds he is a maltese

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my dog is a year old, approx 10 pounds he is a maltese pomeranian mix and he ate a 40 mg vyvanse pill. he only ate one but am not near him and cannot see if he is being affected in any way. I was wondering about the urgency of what has happened and if he needs immediate help and what could happen to him.
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Kara, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Kara, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I am sorry to hear that Teddy ingested a 40mg Vyvanse.

In short it is critical that you have him seen by a veterinarian and likely admitted to a veterinary hospital as soon as possible.

Dogs do not tolerate amphetamines well, and possible effects of ingestion include: agitation, dilated pupils, tremors, seizures, high blood pressure, very fast heart rate, vomiting, diarrhea, drooling, and panting.

Signs of toxicity can occur at 1 mg/kg in dogs, dangerous clinical signs (seizures) can be seen at 10 mg/kg.

If he is 10 pounds he is 4.54kgs. If he ingested 40mgs he ingested 8.8mgs per kg of body weight. (40mgs/4.54kgs = 8.8mgs/kg). That is very near a highly toxic level.

Please do not delay in having someone have him seen by a veterinarian on an emergency basis.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Kara, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Hello, I wanted to make sure that you didn't have any further questions for me, and I'd like to know how things turned out for your pup. If you could give me an update that would be great, thank you, ***** *****

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