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Dog chewed up Klonopin bottle – may have eaten few pills

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My dog chewed up my Klonopin bottle and I am not sure if he ate any of the pills.
Nui is an 11 months old presa canario and weighs about 100 lbs.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thanks for the question.

Klonopin (Clonazepam) is a very safe medication, even when ingested in fairly decent amounts. In a 100 lb dog, it would take quite a bit to cause problems. The most I would expect with a handful of tablets would be sedation. That should resolve on it's own over 8-12 hours.

In some dogs, we see a paradoxical reaction where they actually get hyper and agitated. If the signs are bad, I would go to a vet and get some Flumazenil- this is a reversal agent for these valium type drugs. I doubt it'll be necessary.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.