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Candy, Veterinary Technician
Category: Pet
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Experience:  Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Previous Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer
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I accident

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Hello I accident
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pet
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I accidentally gave my 3 yr old maltese / shitzu a double dose of his keppra
Expert:  Candy replied 1 year ago.

Hello. I am sorry to hear you are worried about giving Prescott a double dose of his Keppra.

Can you tell me how much he weighs and what his normal dosing is?

Expert:  Candy replied 1 year ago.

How far apart did you give the doses or did he get it all at once

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He takes 3/4 of a blue pill every 8 hours, he took it at his normal time 9:30 then again at 10:30 he ways 15 lbs
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
are you still there
Expert:  Candy replied 1 year ago.

Yes I am here I am typing up your answer now

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Candy replied 1 year ago.

I am not sure how many mgs the tablet is that you are giving but normal dosing can be as high as 10mg per pound of body weight so 150 mgs for Prescott.

That said studies have been done showing that dogs can handle 10xs the normal dosing with no lasting side effects.

A one time double dose would not be expected to cause any serious toxicity issues. He could have some vomiting and you may see some sedative effects but he should be just fine.

If he becomes so sedate you can not wake him then he should be seen by a vet but I really do not expect to see any serious complications.

I hope this helps ease your mind.

Please reply back if you have additional questions and I will be more then happy to continue. If you have no additional questions please take a few moments to provide a rating so that I am compensated by just answer for assisting you tonight.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you
Expert:  Candy replied 1 year ago.

You are very welcome I am glad I was here to help.Please remember to provide a rating if you have no additional questions.

Expert:  Candy replied 1 year ago.

Hello. I just wanted to check in and see how Prescott was doing.