If you have any reason to suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please contact your veterinarian or one of the other resources listed:
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435
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Accidental ingestion, and intoxication, of amphetamines is common in pets, particularly those in households with ADHD children. This drug classification includes both prescription medications such as Adderall and illegal drugs such as methamphetamine and ecstasy.

It is important to keep all medications out of your pets’ reach. It also recommended that you keep your pets medications away from those of the human family in order to prevent medication errors.

Signs and symptoms of toxicity: agitation, increased heart rate, panting, tremors, increased body temperature, and seizures. Signs may be seen within minutes or up to several hours following ingestion.

Toxic consumption: For dogs, the lethal oral dose ranges from 10-23 mg per kg of body weight.

Dogs: Amphetamines Toxic Consumption
Yorkie, Chihuahua
Pug, Boston Terrier, Poodle
Beagle, Scottish Terrier
Boxer, Cocker Spaniel
Retriever, German Shepherd
Great Dane, St. Bernard
1 – 10 lbs.
(0.45 – 4.6 kg)
11 – 25 lbs.
(5 – 11.4 kg)
26 – 40 lbs.
(11.8 – 18.2 kg)
41 – 70 lbs.
(18.6 – 31.8 kg)
71 – 90 lbs.
(32.3 – 40.9 kg)
91 – 110 lbs.
(41.4 – 50 kg)
dog1 dog2 dog3 dog4 dog7 dog6
> 4.5 mg > 50 mg > 118 mg > 186 mg > 323 mg > 414 mg

– Osweiler, G, et al. (2011). Blackwell’s five-minute veterinary consult clinical companion. Small Animal Toxicology. [Kindle version]. Retrieved from Amazon.com
– Plumb DC. Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook, 6th ed. Ames, IA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008.
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