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Gen B., Retired Veterinary Technician
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Experience:  Lhasa,Shih Tzu Breeder/ B.A.Neurophysiology & Animal Behavior/I use plain English!
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My dog chewed my albuterol inhaler. His teeth punctured ...

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My dog chewed my albuterol inhaler. His teeth punctured the can. Now he is not really acting like himself. Should I be worried? I don't have any money to take him to the vet, so I can't take him unless absolutely necessary.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Gen B. replied 10 years ago.

Hello and thanks for researching this very important question!

Albuterol is used in veterinary medicine, but, as in people, it can have very serious side effects if overdosage occurs.

Dogs can have a number of problems related to the stimulant effects of this drug: it can adversely affect the heart and other internal organs.

You can read about signs of overdosage here:

***If your dear pet is experiencing rapid heartrate, or increased respiratory rate (breathing really really fast), and/or has been vomiting, he should be examined and treated right away.***