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I have a fentanyl pain patch I threw in the trash and. My…

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Hi I have a fentanyl pain patch I threw in the trash and. My dog got it out and started chewing. He I

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the dog's name and age?

Ace and he's 16 months

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Ace

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

He's 4 pounds

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
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Hello, I'm Dr Gary. I've been practicing veterinary medicine since 2007. I look forward to helping with your questions/ concerns.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Is he showing any abnormal signs- lethargy, vomiting, difficulty walking?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
He appears to be walking. But whining now
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Ok good.

These used patches have a pretty small amount of Fentanyl on them. It doesn't take much to see toxic signs, but hopefully he'll do ok and not show any.

When we have toxicity, we see incoordination, falling over, muscle tremors, nausea. If you see those signs, then I would go to an ER vet. They have a reversal agent, Naloxone, that they can give. Usually one or two doses is all that is needed. Fentanyl is very short acting, so even the toxicity dogs only require treatment for a handful of hours.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
He had some difficulty walking after a few steps. I put him in water and he got more alert
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Ok good. It sounds like he's having some mild signs, but that should resolve on it's own without any treatment.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
do I need to keep him awake or give him anything to drink
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

You don't have to keep him awake. You can offer food and water normally.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Ok so he should be ok?
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Most likely, he'll do just fine.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Ok thank you so much Dr Gary. If I I have any other problems ill contact you again
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

You're very welcome.

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