He swallow a 5mg glipizide pill, 40 lbs, No it was a few minutes ago, 9years old, No

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Customer: He swallow a 5mg glipizide pill
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How much does the dog weigh?
Customer: 40 lbs
JA: When was this? Has he thrown up since eating the Glipizide?
Customer: No it was a few minutes ago
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: 9years 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: No
Answered by Dr. Michael Salkin in 1 min 3 weeks ago
Dr. Michael Salkin
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Dr. Michael Salkin is typing. Please be patient. I have 50 years of experience in canine, feline, avian, rodent, and rabbit medicine and surgery.

I understand your concern.

The oral diabetic drugs are thought to be inactive or poorly active in pets. In normal pets we don't expect anything more than mild hypoglycemia if any adverse effects at all were to arise. Overfeeding and dosing with a sucrose-containing syrup such as Karo or any pancake syrup that doesn't contain an artificial sweetener at a dose of 0.5 mL per pound of bodyweight - there are 5 mL in one measuring teaspoon - every 3 hours for 12 hours should suffice to keep your dog safe.

While these drugs could be useful in treating patients with type 2 diabetes - they can produce some insulin - by the time dogs and cats present with hyperglycemia, they are absolutely or relatively lacking in insulin production and so these drugs are unlikely to be effective. Hence, they're rarely prescribed to our pets.

Please respond with additional questions and concerns if you wish.

if I give him a teaspoon of karo syrup every 3 hours, would be best or just watch him?
To just watch him
The syrup makes sense if only because he might be unusually sensitive to the glipizide.

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