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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My dog has swallowed carbimazole tsbkets

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My dog has swallowed carbimazole tsbkets
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
How much does your dog weigh and how many tablets and what strength (in mg) are the tablets, please?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
5mg not sure how many could have been 8 he weighs about 27kg
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Thank you! 40 mg/27 kg = 1.5 mg/kg That's not much of an overdose when given to cats. It's not a drug used in dogs but a one-time inadvertent ingestion of this drug at that dose isn't expected to cause clinical signs. As with any drug, transient gastrointestinal distress - inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea - can arise but toxicity isn't expected. The half-life in dogs is only 8-9 hours and it usually takes 1-3 weeks for this drug to reduce the serum T4 (total thyroid) level. I wouldn't induce emesis or treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.