My dog took a 5mg ambien by mistake, should I worry?
Question posted by 86 carol on 24 May 2013
Last updated on 29 September 2017
My 140 pound GSD found a 10mg Ambien my husband dropped. He did not show signs of aggression or hyperactivity, though both are possible. He did "walk drunk" and have tremors of his eyes/eye muscles. Didnt really kick in for 6-8 hrs and vet said to expect longer time frame for drug to clear. Vet said to let him sleep it off!.
As for a dog getting a human med... things happen. We are HUMAN! Don't judge people!!
Ambien will make dogs go super hiper. It has a paradoxical effect on dogs and cause the exact opposite effect from humans. No one knows exactly why.
The dog will be just fine and will calm down in few hours.
You're darn right you should be worried. Call a vet. What are you doing letting a poor dumb animal get hold of a pill. I don't even know if the drug is safe for animals. And it would have to be a pretty big dog to deal with an adult dose.
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