My Female pitbull Faith got into my meds. Adderall 20mg is the only pill that was there. It was just in the same place I

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Customer: My Female pitbull Faith got into my meds. Adderall 20mg is the only pill that was there. It was just in the same place I always keep it, but there was a box next to the armoire I always have it in. The doors were Left open. I keep what I still have to take for the day in a small plastic
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How much does the Pitbull weigh?
Customer: About 15lbs. She's 5 months old. She is acting strange. Not coming to me when I call her, pacing back and forth. Drooling a bit. Won't eat or be drink. I've been worried she'll get dehydrated so I've given her 3 fat syringe fulls of water. She hasn't put up a fuss about that.
JA: Has she thrown up since drinking the medication?
Customer: No. It was a pill
JA: And what's the Pitbull's name and age?
Customer: Faith Marie Watts. She's 5 months old
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Well she has acted this way 2 or 3 times before and I'm pretty sure she didn't get into meds then. The pacing back and forth not coming when called and not eating anything or drinking anything. The bit of drooling. The 1st time she woke up from a dead sleep and started acting this was. From everything I've been able to read, it's anxiety. She is high strung and does get anxious. Doesn't like thunderstorms or anything loud. Kinda stays on gaurd of the door and goes very alert at every little sound. So what I believe is that the Adderall has made her nervous
Answered by Kathy Paul, VMD in 2 hours 2 months ago
Kathy Paul, VMD
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980 satisfied customers

Specialities include: Dog Veterinary, Dog Medicine, Dog Diseases, Small Animal Veterinary

Hello? please help . I have been waiting for over a half hour.

Hello, I am Dr. Paul. Thanks for connecting with Just Answer.

Please know that I am unable to tell how long you have been waiting for a response – I am sorry if it has been awhile. There are many of us on the site at various times. When I log on, I try to work from the bottom of the list as well as scan for any serious emergency requests and respond to those as soon as I see them.

Poor Faith! Adderall contains several different amphetamines, to which dogs are more susceptible than people. I calculate Faith’s exposure to be about 3 mg/kg, which is the level where moderately severe signs of toxicity are seen (agitation, hyperactivity, tachycardia, increased temperature, tremors, seizures); very mild signs start at 0.5 mg/kg and a lethal dose is 10-23 mg/kg.
Faith should be seen at a veterinary ER as the signs of toxicity may worsen over the next 12 hours. Treatment may include decontamination with activated charcoal, IV fluids, thermoregulation, heart and blood pressure monitoring and anticonvulsant medication to treat seizures, etc.

Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns. Best of luck with Faith! Thanks again for connecting with Just Answer.

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