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    Tonight I think I actually died a little. Brutus gets 40mg of prozac with his dinner meal everynight. Well tonight I fed Brutus not knowing Gary had already fed him. He git a double dose of meds. I called the emergency vet on call for my regular vet and they said I had to rush him to the ER vet immediately so they could give iv pheno because the OD will could cause seizures. I asked if I could just induce vomiting since it was not even 5 minutes that he had the second pill. They didnt advise it and said my only other option was to call animal poison control if I didnt "want" to bring him to the ER. I called and spoke to two vets who assured me he might vomit and experience some diarrhea, since according to his weight he isnt even at a theraputic dose at 40 mg. He would have had to get alot more for it to be really dangerous. They said he may get sleepy but to make sure I can rouse him and to make sure he drinks water. I felt terrible since it was my mistake, I couldnt even look at him without losing it. When I knew he was going to be ok, I gor a little angry with the on call vet who made it sound like he was critical. I mean I will go to the ends of the earth for my boys, but I feel like they saw an opportunity to make a quick grand! I am just thanking god tonight my preciuos baby is ok.
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    Oh Rosalie! How scary for you. I'm so sorry that happened. I understand your anger too. I just today heard a similar story from my sister about taking her cat to emergency. They recommended some really expensive treatment that she couldn't afford. She refused the treatment, took her cat home and she got well with no treatment. So glad Brutus is okay and stop feeling guilty--accidents happen!

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    I'm glad to hear that Brutus is doing okay, Rosalie. When i was reading what you wrote the emergency vet told you to do I was just shaking my head and surprised. True, taking double a medication dose can be potentially harmful but to tell you to rush him to the ER like that just sounded rather irresponsible and over-reactive.




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    OMG what a scare !!!!!!!!!!! I would have panicked too ! But I am glad you finally got some advice and he will be o.k.
    I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source

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    I'm so sorry this happened to you and Brutus Rosalie, you must have been so scared. I agree with others don't beat yourself up. I've fed my guys a second breakfast not knowing that my son or hubby had already fed them. I'm glad Brutus is okay. I'm usually am the one who feeds them I the morning, but if my son or hubby feed them, they will either put the bowls in the sink so I know they've been fed, or they will right it on the dry erase board on the fridge.
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    I'm sorry you had such a scare! Thank God he's OK now.

    I'd have been in such a panic.
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    Wow, that's scary!!! I would have been freaking out too, so happy to hear everything will be fine, phew
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    Very scary! I am glad that he will be okay! That is good for you to get a second opinion from other vets. Sometimes the emergency vet is the best option but other times it probably isn't necessary and can cause unnecessary stress on the dog and money.
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    Rosalie, honey I'm SO sorry… I know how much you worry about your babies. It's SO frustrating w/some vets, they completely overreact and it's hard to tell if it's something you should worry about versus are they just trying to get more BUCKS!!! I'm thankful that I have my vet's mobile number so I can call her just in case.

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    Rosalie, I'm so sorry this happened with Brutus and so glad he's okay! I'd be ready to rip that on call vet a new butthole and be looking for a new vet!

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    Glad Brutus is okay!! "If you didn't WANT to bring him in??"

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    Good lord... I got teary-eyed reading this... So happy all is Ok -- that is terrifying.

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