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my dog ingested albuterol sulfate(2 tubes) for inhalation what

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my dog ingested albuterol sulfate(2 tubes) for inhalation what should i do
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 7 years ago.
Hi, thanks for your question - did he puncture the inhaler tubes with his teeth? How long ago did this happen?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

yes he punctured both tubes almost an hour and a half


Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 7 years ago.
How old is he? How much does he weigh?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
he will be one dec.27 bull terrier 25 lbs
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 7 years ago.
OK, thanks for the reply. I do not expect there to be a significant absorption of the medicine, by this route. Most dogs who puncture inhaler cartridges are not likely to have any serious toxicity symptoms. As you may have already read elsewhere, rapid heart rate and excitability are common symptoms of albuterol intoxication, but I would not expect these issues to create any serious problems in this case. Keep a close eye on him, and see a veterinarian immediately if you notice any distress.
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