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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.
How many milligrams was given?
What does the pup weigh?
A phone call will not sort this situation my dear. I have typed my tthoughts out already here:
That is a worry if you don't know how much he had, especially given how small he is. Now if he is unstable that tells you its already taking affect and we cannot say how severe this could become. Usually it causes wobbliness, vomiting, possible sedation. The concern though in such a young, small dog is that if he were to become very sedate and vomit, he could aspirate that into his lungs which would not be good. Therefore, in this case, since we cannot assess the level of toxicity here, he is safest seen IV fluids can be given to flush this out and activated charcoal to bind what he has not already absorbed. We'd not want vomiting to be induced at home again for risk of aspiration, but a vet may be able to do that safely as well. So, he is best seen in this case.I would note that most practices here have hours today or at least have contingency plans for emergency care for their patients even when they are closed. Therefore, it is worth ringing the practice. If they are open, you can get in today. If they aren't, then they will likely have a message to direct you on contacting their out of hours service. And if you don't have a vet, you can find a local one via the RCVS Register (http://findavet.rcvs.org.uk/find-a-vet/) or Vets Now (http://www.vets-now.com/find-an-emergency-vet/) who are open all nights/weekends.