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    DefaultHow will Crestor affect a labrador?

    Hubby dropped a 10mg Crestor pill on the ground and our Roxy ate it! He was in the kitchen yelling "leave it! Give that to me! Drop it" Nothing he said worked...she came to me in the living room with ears down...

    Anyone have any idea what this might do? She's a healthy 75 pounds...I figured I'd watch her and call the vet if she starts acting strangely.

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    She'll probably be fine. I gave my Nellie a blood pressure pill by mistake one afternoon. I panicked and went on line. Most of these drugs were tested on dogs before humans. I did call my vet who said she would be fine
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    I'd call the vet and ask.

    Crestor is a statin and I don't know what side effects it typically causes in humans and what it could cause in dogs.

    Just because it's safe for humans, there are enough differences in body systems and internal chemistry between dogs and humans so that, e.g., macadamia nuts, chocolate, garlic, and a variety of things safe for humans to eat are toxic to dogs. Who knows in terms of statins?

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    This kind of issue should only be directed at health professionals - not at a board of amateurs who may or may not have any experience with this drug. I hope you have called the vet by now.
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    Roxy is completely fine. I did call the vet after my post but didn't have a chance to report back. As I suspected, she said nothing to be worried about due to the amount ingested. If it had been more, we may have seen some side effects or had cause to worry.

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    I've dropped one of my Lipators before and one of my dogs ate it. I called the vet. He said one is no big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Pr. View Post
    I'd call the vet and ask.

    Crestor is a statin and I don't know what side effects it typically causes in humans and what it could cause in dogs.

    Just because it's safe for humans, there are enough differences in body systems and internal chemistry between dogs and humans so that, e.g., macadamia nuts, chocolate, garlic, and a variety of things safe for humans to eat are toxic to dogs. Who knows in terms of statins?
    Garlic is toxic to dogs? I ask because when I worked in pet retail we used to sell a garlic supplement for health and natural flea prevention.
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    Garlic is toxic to dogs? I ask because when I worked in pet retail we used to sell a garlic supplement for health and natural flea prevention.
    See this list (or Google foods toxic to dogs) :

    http://www.animalpetsandfriends.com/...ic-To-Dogs/300


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