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We have a 7.5 Pom and he is acting weird. We take 2mg klopin

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We have a 7.5 Pom and he is acting weird. We take 2mg klopin and 50mg tramadol. We are careful not to drop them but hubby is not sure if he did this evening with one or the other. Eddie is walking funny and very hungry.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I would bet on Klonopin (clonazepam) because benzodiazepines such as that drug can stimulate appetite and cause ataxia ("drunken sailor"). I might dose a 7.5 lb Pom with up to 1 mg/lb or 7.5 mg and so 2 mg represents a small and safe dose. There's no reason to induce emesis or treat in any manner.

50 mg tramadol, however, is an overdose. The most I would give Eddie is 37.5 mg. The small overdose would likely cause depression and ataxia but wouldn't be life-threatening. Please give me an update on Eddie.