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She swallowed a 10 mg Zyrtec. She is 6 month old Golden

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She swallowed a 10...

She swallowed a 10 mg Zyrtec. She is 6 month old Golden Retriever weighing 50 lbs. What should I do?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?

Josie

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

No. She is very health. Was just fixed on May 15th.

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Kara, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago
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Hello, I'm Dr. Kara. I have over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian and I'd like to help. Please give me a moment to review your concerns.

Is this a regular Zyrtec (Cetirizine hydrochloride as the only active ingredient) or one with a decongestant (Zyrtec-D)?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Regular
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Chat is fine
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Kara, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

Zyrtec (Cetirizine hydrochloride) is an antihistamine that we can use in dogs. It is dosed at 1/2 mg per pound of body weight orally every 24 hours. That would be one 10mg tablet per 20 pounds of body weight. So she actually took a lower than usual dose for a dog her size. I would expect her to be just fine, and likely not show any signs from eating this pill.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I'll call my vet
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Kara, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

It is never a bad idea to consult your veterinarian too, did you have any questions or concerns about what I wrote?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Kara, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago
Hi,

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

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