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I think my dog ate a 20mg. of lipitor

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I think my dog ate a 20mg. of lipitor

Dr. G :

Hello, my name isXXXXX am a licensed veterinarian and I will try and help you as best as I can.

Dr. G :

How long ago did your dog eat the lipitor?

Customer:

20 min. ago

Dr. G :

I see. Any vomiting?

Dr. G :

Was it only one pill?

Customer:

no vomiting . only one

Dr. G :

Has max eaten already this morning?

Customer:

a little

Dr. G :

I see. This medication generally does not cause any major side effects in dogs. Typically we can see some mild gastroenteritis (upset stomach), that can manifest as vomiting and/or diarrhea, however I would not expect any other problem besides that.

Dr. G :

Max should be just fine. If you do see any vomiting or diarrhea, just hold him off food for 12-24 hours, then feed a small amount of plain white rice and boiled chicken for 24 hours. The upset stomach should resolve after that

Customer:

sounds good I will keep an eye on him.

Customer:

i will do that doc. thanks

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Hi Paul,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Max. How is everything going?

Dr. G
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

He is ok no effects