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PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
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Experience:  15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
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My dachschund ate 1/2 of a loratadine 10 mg pill, she is

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my dachschund ate 1/2 of a loratadine 10 mg pill
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dachshund will be able to digest that. What is the dachshund's name and age?
Customer: Jackie she is 6months old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Jackie?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?

1) How much does Jackie weigh?
2) How long ago was this tablet consumed?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1/2 a 10mg tablet. she weighs about 15lbs
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the additional info. She can safely have up to 7.5mg of loratadine once daily. So, if she only took 5mg she's well within the safe range. Expect that she may be a little sleepy this evening but you should not see any other ill effects from this consumption.

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