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My dog ate approximately 10 senokot tablets. Will he be ok

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My dog ate approximately 10 senokot tablets. Will he be okay?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 7 years ago.
Thanks for the question.

I will be very pleased to try and answer your question but to enable me to do so with accuracy I need to know a little bit more information, so first can you tell me :

1. How heavy is your dog? { Pounds }

This is just a information request for which you have not been charged, I am online at present. I will answer your question shortly after receiving your reply.

Scott Nimmo BVMS MRCVS
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Scott, thanks for the prompt response. My dog is a 60 pound lab mix.
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 7 years ago.
Thanks for the quick reply.

While I cannot diagnose this over the internet I can tell you the following :

1. If this happened within the last two hours it would be worth making your dog sick to try and recover these pills. For the sake of speed I will give you a link on how to do this best : LINK.

2. However senna derived products would have a very high margin of safety and would be unlikely to cause lasting problems to your dog but you may see a diarrhoea over the next couple of days.

3. There would be no specific antidotes here if you fail to recover these tablets by making your dog vomit so all you can do is to monitor your dog for any strange or excessive symptoms and contact your vet without delay if you are concerned. This would be unlikely in my experience though ...

If I have not covered your question fully enough or you would like to ask more I will be online for the next hour or so and I will be at your disposal.

Scott Nimmo BVMS MRCVS
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thank you, Scott.
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 7 years ago.
No problem, very glad to advise you.