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My dog took a 5mg ambien by mistake, should I worry?

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kaismama 24 May 2013

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.

mhelcl 24 May 2013

I actually gave my 10 pound dog a 10 mg ambien after he received 5 shots from a vet and was hurting. I could not believe how hiper the dog became and I than did more research and learned about this paradoxical effect of Ambien on dogs. Quite interesting indeed.

tracy11467 14 Jun 2015

Wow! Mistakes happen. Are you always this judgemental?

somanypills 24 Jul 2015

I bumped into this comment and found it quite aggressively worded. Please ... I'm sure you're not perfect ... chill with your harsh scoldings; they aren't helpful.

mhelcl 24 May 2013

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.

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