Dog Veterinary

Ask a dog vet and get answers to your dog health questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

I found my dog chewing a pill bottle - it is missing 11 of…

Hi, I found my...

Hi, I found my dog chewing a pill bottle - it is missing 11 of 25mg Lamictal. She is a 45lb border collie mix, up to date on all her shots. I’m unsure what to do at this time for her

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?

Rebel

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

She is 45lbs, has all her shots. She is as happy as usual, and not acting at all different

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
3/15/2018
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 21,744
Experience: BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
Verified

Hello, my name is***** thank you for your question. I am a fully qualified vet from the UK and have spent the last thirty years or so treating dogs, cats, and smaller pets. I will be very glad to help you today, please allow me ten minutes or so to review your question and type things up, I will then get straight back to you.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question

But before I can start I need a little more information to make things clearer to me, so could you please confirm the following :

1. How long ago did this happen { How many minutes or hours ago }?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Approximately 2.5hrs ago

Got it thanks, ***** ***** your answer now ...

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question

Hello again,

I have worked out an answer for you below.

1. As more than two hours has passed it is now too late to recover these drugs by inducing vomiting, all you can do is to monitor Rebel carefully and then take her to an ER vet at the first sign of adverse symptoms. Symptoms generally start 4-12 hours after ingestion and can last for 24-48 hours. But given the nature of this drug it may be best to take her to an ER vet right now just to be on the safe side. They can give her the likes of activated charcoal now and then monitor her over the next 24 hours.

2. My concern is that this drug is not well tolerated in dogs and if she swallowed eleven then this would be quite an overdose. This drug can cause serious heart rhythm abnormalities in dogs, cardiac arrest, seizures, which can become intractable. We can see signs of toxicity such as lethargy with doses as low 1.5 mg per pound of body weight and cardiac symptoms with doses as low as 9 mg per pound of body weight. { Your dog took 6.11 mg / per pound if all eleven were swallowed. }

However, I should be available online for you for the next four or five hours today so please do not hesitate to get straight back to me if Rebel's condition changes in any way or indeed if you would like to talk things over with me further.

Regards,

Dr Scott
I hope you have found my advice useful. Please now be kind enough to rate my service to you by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen, such feedback greatly helps me maintain the quality of my answers. Rating me now does not close your question, we can continue here until you are satisfied, simply use the reply box to get back to me at any point. Many thanks ...

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thank you VERY much Dr. Scott! I will be monitoring her closely.She’s currently on my lap, wanting her nightly biscuit prior to bed time. As of now her breathing and heart rate are normal.I will be certain to take her to her regular veterinarian in the morning, if not the 24hr one if she worsens.I know that this drug dissolves very easily and the bottle was quite shredded. (She has a taste for plastic which is making me feel worse, as we’ve been working on not eating everything in site.)I’m sorry, I prattled. Thank you Again beyond words!

No problem, very glad to be advising you.

Please let me know how things go ...

Regards,

Dr Scott
I hope you have found my advice useful. Please now be kind enough to rate my service to you by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen, such feedback greatly helps me maintain the quality of my answers. Rating me now does not close your question, we can continue here until you are satisfied, simply use the reply box to get back to me at any point. Many thanks ...

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question

Hello again

I am just checking back in to see how Rebel is getting on after our recent dialogue concerning the Lamictal issue ...

Please get back to me and let me know how things are going.

Regards,

Dr Scott
I hope you have found my advice useful. Please now be kind enough to rate my service to you by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen, such feedback greatly helps me maintain the quality of my answers. Rating me now does not close your question, we can continue here until you are satisfied, simply use the reply box to get back to me at any point. Many thanks ...

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Hello!Rebel is doing great. She has been her typical bundle of energy and playing with her kitty sister.I stayed up last night monitoring her, her heartbeat remained calm and steady. No vomiting occurred.Thank you for your advice and help. I truly appreciate it!

Brilliant! I am so glad Rebel came through this OK, I was wondering how she was doing ...

Regards,

Dr Scott
I hope you have found my advice useful. Please now be kind enough to rate my service to you by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen, such feedback greatly helps me maintain the quality of my answers. Rating me now does not close your question, we can continue here until you are satisfied, simply use the reply box to get back to me at any point. Many thanks ...

Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 21,744
Experience: BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
Verified
Dr Scott Nimmo and 87 other Dog Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Hi,

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

Dr Scott Nimmo
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Dr Scott Nimmo Your Own Question
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 21,744
21,744 Satisfied Customers
Experience: BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr Scott Nimmo is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

904 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,147 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

21,744 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,063 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,533 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

8,299 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
I have a 3 year old border collie and she is normally due
I have a 3 year old border collie and she is normally due for her heat cycle in June but my male 8 month old border collie mounted and bred her. Is it possible that she can get pregnant from this? I t… read more
Dr. Emily
Dr. Emily
Associate Veterinarian
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
752 satisfied customers
My 80# male Border Collie can not keep anything down since
My 80# ***** Border Collie can not keep anything down since this morning. I believe he may be reacting to an application of Scotts grainier insecticide for grubs. We have had light snow (about 1 - 1.5… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
We just brought home our 8 week border collie puppy on
Hi there. We just brought home our 8 week border collie puppy on Wednesday. All was well until today, he does not want to eat anything. Goes and sniffs then just walks away...his last two stools have … read more
Dr. Thompson
Dr. Thompson
veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
70 satisfied customers
10 yr old border collie. always has had plenty of engery.
10 yr old border collie. always has had plenty of engery. normally runs 5-7 miles serveral times a week. Yes she has been slowly down as she gets older but lately she has no energy and after 1 mile is… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,396 satisfied customers
Our Border Collie, about 13 years old, suddenly began to
Our Border Collie, about 13 years old, suddenly began to walk in a drunken fashion, vomit, eyes flicker and roll back in his head, pant, was very thirsty & distressed. A couple of years ago he just survived a paralysis tick, and has had worsening osteo arthritis ever since. We took him to the vet who said nothing about vestigular syndrome, but did say she's confident he has a problem in his brain, central nervous system, perhaps a major infection there. Because we live on an island she said we could take him to the mainland for treatment - which would cost thousands of $ we can't afford - she agreed that opting for euthanasia would be best. Our family is devastated by his sudden loss. Then I read tonight that maybe it was just old age vestigular syndrome. I don't know what to think! … read more
Richard Rawling
Richard Rawling
Veterinary Surgeon
BVMS
656 satisfied customers
My 33 pound non-hypothyroid border collie ate a .3 mg
My 33 pound non-hypothyroid border collie ate a .3 mg levothyroxine (my Golden Retriever's pill). Do I need to do anything? … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
709 satisfied customers
Laika, 11 year old female border collie/lab mix.On Thursday
Laika, 11 year old female border collie/lab mix.On Thursday last week She was short of breath, did not eat or drink and had hard time breathing. We took her to an emergency hospital and she was diagno… read more
Heath Wilkerson
Heath Wilkerson
ER/ICU & Exotic Animal Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
342 satisfied customers
My sixteen yo female border collie aspirated some hydrogen
my sixteen yo female border collie aspirated some hydrogen peroxide which I had given her to induce vomiting after she ate some inappropriate stuff. how big of a deal is this… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
709 satisfied customers
7 yr old, healthy border collie looked as if she had a
7 yr old, healthy border collie looked as if she had a seizure. Laying on floor shaking. I cradled her and she slowed the shaking and then quit. … read more
Dr. Peck
Dr. Peck
Associate Veterinarian
Doctorate Veterinary Medicine
415 satisfied customers
I have an 8 yr old border collie cross. She was vomiting,
She was vomiting, drinking lots of water, not eating, lots of peeing. Took her to the vet. Xray showed enlarged bladder, and scarred small liver blood showed high liver numbers, no toxins, white cell count normal Now vet wants to do an ultrasound and biopsy. Is this worth doing? What would results accomplish? … read more
Dr. Rachel
Dr. Rachel
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
676 satisfied customers
My Border collie is constipated out gasing ,is panting walks
Hi my Border collie is constipated out gasing ,is panting walks a little & falles over what can I do? … read more
Dr. Rachel
Dr. Rachel
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
676 satisfied customers
We have a border collie, 6 years old. She had a seizure 18
Hi there we have a border collie, 6 years old. She had a seizure 18 months ago and the vet said it could be any number of things. Three days ago she had another one then another 24 hours later so we t… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
9,533 satisfied customers
I have a 13-year old female Border Collie who is having
Hi! I have a 13-year old female Border Collie who is having incontinence issues. She's had this for years, so it's nothing new. The vet gave her something calleed RES to help.....5 mg per day for 5 da… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
709 satisfied customers
Border collie will not eat just lays there drinks a little
Border collie will not eat just lays there drinks a little water that's it … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
10,099 satisfied customers
8 month old border collie seems to be listless, not eating,
8 month old border collie seems to be listless, not eating, and eyes are red … read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dog Veterinarian
21,744 satisfied customers
She is a border collie mix and she is having off and in
She is a border collie mix and she is having off and in labored breathing. … read more
Dr. Joey
Dr. Joey
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,709 satisfied customers
I have a 13 year Border Collie that possibly had a seizure.
I have a 13 year Border Collie that possibly had a seizure. she wobbles when walking. And seems to have a slightly tilted head. … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
5,375 satisfied customers
9 week old border collie puppy had a small seizure (or what
9 week old border collie puppy had a small seizure (or what appeared to be) on friday and then again on sunday. drool, shaking, cant walk … read more
Dr. Sara
Dr. Sara
Small animal practicioner
Doctoral Degree
93 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x