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HELP ME PLEASE my dog has just ate x4 neofel. help what should

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my dog has just ate x4 neofel. help what should i do. can i force her to be sick. they are for high blood pressure. 2.5ml
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.

Rebecca :

Hello,

Rebecca :

I am sorry to hear about Izzy.

Rebecca :

My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.

Rebecca :

What strength were the pills? When you say x4, do you mean he ate 4 of them?

Customer:

Hi rebecca

Rebecca :

I can take a moment to look up how serious this is. It will help to know what the strength (milligrams) is

Rebecca :

You can also try to induce vomiting with hydrogen peroxide, if you have some on hand.

Rebecca :

Hi! Glad you can see what I am writing!

Rebecca :

How much does Izzy weigh?

Customer:

im in a panik. they are 2.5mg and yes she has ate 4 of them

Rebecca :

So she got 10 milligrams. I am researching that now.

Customer:

she is having a big drink of water. she is 1 kilo

Rebecca :

If you want to try to get her to vomit them, you can give her ( is she about 10 pounds?) 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of peroxide, in some milk or ice cream.

Customer:

i have no peroxide to hand. i might be able to get some from tesco 24hr

Rebecca :

It will only work if you get it into her within an hour of her eating the pills.

Rebecca :

Maybe you already said, but how much does she weigh?

Rebecca :

I need her weight to calculate how much she got, whether it is a dangerous dose or not.

Customer:

im gonna call them but what if they do not sell it. i will weigh her now

Rebecca :

I see it, sorry. She is only 1 kilogram?

Rebecca :

That is pretty small, only 2 pounds?

Customer:

shes 12lb

Rebecca :

OK, thanks!

Customer:

sorry lol shes def 12lb

Rebecca :

This does not sound serious, then.

Rebecca :

She got a little less than 2 mg per kilogram then.

Rebecca :

If this drug is used to treat dog for high blood pressure, they give a therapeutic dose of 1 to 2 mg per kg.

Customer:

phew....yes what will she do. they are slow release. might she just sleep. yes its for high blood pressure

Rebecca :

She may experience some low blood pressure for awhile.

Rebecca :

If you are worried, you could have her blood pressure checked. But it must be night there now!

Customer:

so she wont die

Customer:

yes it is night, 12.03 she managed to get them from my bedside table.

Rebecca :

I am doing more reading and research. It could be harmful if she has any problems, like kidney or heart failure.

Rebecca :

If she were mine, I would just monitor how alert she is, whether her gums stay a normal pink color.

Rebecca :

But when they tested this drug in dogs to come up with a dosage, they used 1, 2 and 3 milligrams per kilogram. She got about 1/8 mg per kilogram.

Rebecca :

Sorry, 1.8 mg per kg ( not 1/8).

Customer:

well its bed time now so hopefully tomorrow she will be did you read she had x4

Rebecca :

So it should not be a dangerous dose, from what I can find.

Rebecca :

Yes, 4 pills that were 2.5 mg, correct? So she got 10 mg?

Rebecca :

If she is 12 pounds, she is 5.4 kg so that would be 1/8 mg per kg.

Customer:

yes, thats correct

Rebecca :

And Neofel is felodipine?

Customer:

yes it is. thank you for you time then. Big lesson learnt

Rebecca :

I keep checking my sources, and coming up with 1 to 2 mg per kg being a safe dose.

Rebecca :

But nevertheless, I would keep checking to see how alert she is, and if her gums are staying a normal pink color.

Rebecca :

Is there anything else I can answer, or help with?

Customer:

i know humans can have anything from 10/20 mg per per day. no thats everything .

Rebecca :

You are welcome.

Customer:

thank you so much

Rebecca :

I will be checking back to see how she is doing.

Rebecca :

You are welcome.

Customer:

ok

Customer:

thank you

Rebecca :

Let me know if there is anything else tonight.

Customer:

i will thanks again

Rebecca :

Kindly rate my answer, but only if all your questions are answered.

Rebecca :

Hope you both have a quiet night.

Customer:

deffo !!

Rebecca :

Thanks!

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Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Thanks for the great rating.

Rebecca
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Rachael,
How is Izzy today?

Rebecca

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