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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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I found a broken pill bottle of Mussle relaxers on the floor

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I found a broken pill bottle of Mussle relaxers on the floor and it's been 7 hours and he seems fine but I want to be sure
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Can you tell me, please, the active ingredient(s) in those muscle relaxers and how much Diesel weighs?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sklecin 800mg he's 50lbs
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Metaxalone (Skelaxin) becomes worrisome in dogs at a dose greater than 35 mg/lb. Depression or, conversely, excitement can be seen in dogs who are intoxicated. Symptoms start within 3 hours after ingestion. You may see lethargy, drooling, tremors, disorientation, vomiting and hypothermia (low body temperature).

Because Diesel has remained asymptomatic there's a very good chance that he left those pills alone. I see no reason to treat him in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He's asleep now I have a vet on stand by in case I just worry I got in the shower and when I got out they where there
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

You're allowed to worry...but Diesel appears to have escaped unscathed! I can't set a follow-up in this venue and so would appreciate your returning to our conversation with an update - even after rating - at a time of your choosing.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will thank you
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I appreciate it!

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Samantha,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Diesel. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin