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To: yarddog
"She might have just been stupid instead of intentionally killing him."

That's what it sounds like. If she really only gave him a small portion of an adult dose, I'd say there was no intent.

Anti-histamines are considered one of the safest drugs. It is likely she didn't think it would harm him.

I had a 115 lb yellow lab that ate about 6 to 10 12-hour dimetapps. After the people at the animal poison center quit laughing, they told me either the dog would sleep it off or would be hyper, but not to worry.

7 posted on 01/20/2014 7:42:03 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: DannyTN

“I had a 115 lb yellow lab that ate about 6 to 10 12-hour dimetapps.”

My mother-in-law, who was a nurse and really should have known better, once gave her cat (how much does a cat weigh? 10-12 lbs maybe?) 2 of the phenobarbitals that her late husband had taken after his brain surgery (to prevent seizures I think). He was a very big guy 6’6”, he must have weighed at least 250, and he would take 1/2 of one pill a day.

Why did she give her cat these drugs? Because she was having the carpets cleaned and wanted the cat to sleep.

Sleep she did, for about 3 days in a drug-induced coma, but then she was fine.

I still wonder about this, my m-i-l was usually a pretty sensible person.


20 posted on 01/20/2014 9:24:57 PM PST by jocon307
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