Ask the Veterinarian/Valium overdose
I have a 16 year old soft coated Wheaton terrier mix. He got a. Hold of my Valium and ate approximately 25. He weighs 20 lbs. this happened yesterday. He has been coughing a lot with thick mucus coming up. He is very unstable when walking and his breathing seems to be pretty heavy. My vet said he would be just fine in a couple days, but I am extremely concerned seeing him like this. I am disable and can not afford to go seek other veterinary care.
We do not normally answer emergency type questions because you would receive the answer much later than you anticipate that you would. The answer to your question depends on the dog's weight and the strength of the valium tablets. Many dogs will get very sleepy, while others may have some breathing problems with the overdose. Dogs do metabolize valium quickly. I hope he is OK by now.