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DoxieGirl
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« on: September 18, 2009, 09:17:15 PM »

Hello everyone--I haven't been on for a while, so sorry to jump in just to ask for help, but I know you guys are experts here.  I accidentally gave Bear, my non-sick dog, the Cushings medicine intended for my other dog Taffy.  It was a 136 milligram capsule of Mitotane.  I just got the bowls mixed up and by the time I realized my mistake, he'd already eaten it.  I gave him a 1/4 Prednisone that the vet has me keep on hand for Taffy in case she has a reaction to the Mitotane, so I'm hoping that was the right thing to do to try to counteract it.  I feel terrible but am hoping I haven't done anything to hurt him.  He's 2 1/2 years old and he and Taffy weigh about the same.  Anyone have any advice or experience?  Thanks.
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Mandycat
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2009, 09:23:55 PM »

DoxieGirl,
     One dose may not cause any problem, but perhaps you could call an ER vet and just ask them a question on the phone to relieve your mind about it.  Let us know how things go.  Will say a prayer that all will be okay.
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DoxieGirl
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2009, 09:36:27 PM »

Thanks Mandycat.  I took your advice and called the animal emergency clinic.  They said one dose probably wouldn't be a problem and that giving the prednisone was probably a good idea, and just to keep an eye on him to make sure he didn't show signs of lethargy or vomiting.  I will report back tomorrow to let you know how things are going--hopefully, all will be fine.

Thanks again for helping ease my mind.  I was on Itchmo obsessively for a good part of the summer but have avoided it lately because it's so easy for me to spend hours and hours here!  But it's good to know there are caring pet owners like yourself who will help someone in need.
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2009, 09:44:00 PM »

DoxieGirl,
    I'm glad you made that call and it made you feel better.  I'm happy to be of help when I can.  Hope you will visit us more in the future.  I know what you mean about spending lots of time here, though!   Cheesy
Be sure to let us know if all is well.
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2009, 10:02:23 PM »

Hope its ok,let us know how how he is please. I haven't done it yet,but with 5 I do worry I will.
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2009, 10:28:46 PM »

Hope everything is going to be OK, so please let us know.
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2009, 05:37:27 AM »

I hope all is well.
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DoxieGirl
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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2009, 06:41:10 AM »

Thank you all for your well wishes.  Bear seems his usual self this morning--he gnawed at my nose when i woke up (this is his way of saying "Good morning!) and danced around like he always does when I got out the food.  Now he is licking at his bowl to make sure there isn't anything else he forgot to eat.  So all seems fine, thank goodness!  Thanks again for being such a great online friends who go out of your way to reach out to other pet owners who need help and reassurance.
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Mandycat
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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2009, 02:11:20 PM »

So happy that all seems to be okay!   Smiley
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catwoods
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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2009, 02:43:34 PM »

Good news! Happy to hear it!
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Sandi K
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« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2009, 10:49:30 PM »

Oh I would have been freaking out too, I bet it was scary when you realized what happened.  So glad you were able to talk to the Dr and get help and information and am very relieved to hear your baby is doing OK!  Whew!   Kiss
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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2009, 03:59:20 PM »

I'm happy it all worked out.  I accidently gave Kevin Bernie's Soloxine one time and I actually took Bernie's Soloxine by mistake.  I take Synthroid pills and I wasn't thinking, I just grabbed his bottle not mine.  After I swallowed the pill, I realized  what I did. So you're not alone zoning out.  Then I thought his pills are a lot cheaper than mine, maybe I SHOULD take Soloxine.  Grin

I now keep my pills on a different shelf and make sure I know which dog is standing in front of me.

Glad you're posting again.  Yes, this board is definitely addictive but worth all the info we get.
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