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I have a one year old dachsund/chihuahua mix and about 20 minutes ago I dropped a 10mg lisinopril tablet (for my blood pressure) on the floor and she ran over and swallowed it before I could get to her - I tried to quickly reach into her mouth/throat but she had swallowed it already. She weighs about 25 pounds... I am tempted to try a tablespoon or two of hydrogen peroxide but don't know if it's necessary considering it's a relatively low dose.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

Not really at this time - I have been watching her for the past few minutes and she seems ok.

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I would induce vomiting with 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide orally.

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Dog Specialist: Ann M., Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

The normal dose is 0.25-0.5mg/kg, and you are at about 1mg/kg.

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Dog Specialist: Ann M., Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

The most common clinical signs of overdose included: lethargy (24%), tachycardia (18%), vomiting (14%) and hypotension/low blood pressure (13%). If your dog does not vomit, I would monitor for any of these symptoms (low blood pressure could look like lethargy or not being able to stand or lift the head) and see your vet if any symptoms develop.

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Dog Specialist: Ann M., Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

If your dog has not vomited in 15mins, I would give a second dose of the peroxide. If your dog has not vomited at that time, just monitor for abnormal symptoms. The duration of action of this drug is about 24 hours, and the effects should taper off over time.

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