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Q. My dog ate a pill for diabetes by mistake

A. If you mean Januvia, this is a drug that is not used in veterinary medicine, and therefore it's difficult for us to tell you what (if any) dose is safe for a dog. However, you should be able to contact the ASPCA's poison control hotline as they have an extensive database with information about all types of ingestions in dogs and cats, and whether there will be consequences. Their phone number is (888) 426-4435; there is a $65 fee for a consult.

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DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.

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A. Please contact your veterinarian immediately. Depending on the medication it may be very harmful for your dog but we cannot determine that without knowing more information.

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PAULA SIMONS

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