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My 5 pound toy poodle ate my .25 Xanax. Will she be ok? Lucy

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My 5 pound toy poodle ate my .25 Xanax. Will she be ok?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Lucy she is 4 months old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Lucy?
Customer: No

Hi. My name is***** Thank you for your question about Lucy. How long ago did she get this 0.25 mg of Xanax? Are you sure it was just a single one?

Customer: replied 25 days ago.
15 minutes ago. Yes it was only 1
Customer: replied 25 days ago.
Will she be ok?

Alright. This shouldn't be a bad situation. Alprazolam (Xanax) is used in veterinary medicine for anxiety issues. In the drug formulary, a dose of 0.02 to 0.1 mg / kg is listed. A 5 pound dog is about 2.2 kgs. So the higher end dose of 0.1 mg / kg would be a dose of 0.22 mg. For her to eat just one 0.25 mg tablet, it shouldn't cause any issues but maybe make her a little more tired. There is no need to worry about specific problems from this.

Customer: replied 25 days ago.
Thank you.

Absolutely no problem. Let her rest and tell her to stay out of trouble!

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