My Dog Ate Rosuvastatin What Should I Do?

Reviewed By Kim •  Updated: 01/17/21 •  3 min read
Dog Severe Toxicity Level
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Dogs are notorious for eating things they shouldn’t! For instance, they may see you getting medication out of a bottle and then may think that’s some yummy threat they’re missing out on! When you’re not looking, the dog may try to get a hold of the bottle and gain access to the pills by chewing them out!

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That can be very dangerous, depending on the type of medication and the amount the dog has eaten. What happens if your dog eats Rosuvastatin?

What is Rosuvastatin?

Rosuvastatin (also called Crestor), is a prescription medication that works to lower the body’s cholesterol levels in humans. It works to block an enzyme in the liver, which causes the liver to produce lower amounts of cholesterol.

This medication is prescribed to lower bad cholesterol, while increasing good cholesterol, and to slow the buildup of plaque in blood vessel walls. Rosuvastatin is usually prescribed to adults and sometimes kids (between the ages of 8 and 17).

It is strongly recommended to contact a Pet Poison Helpline or your veterinarian.

Another benefit of Rosuvastatin is that is helps to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

What if your dog eats Rosuvastatin?

Rosuvastatin & Dogs

Like other statins, this medication is not highly toxic for dogs. However, there could be a problem if a small dog (or a large dog) eats several pills.

You may notice these symptoms if your dog has ingested Rosuvastatin:

There’s a small chance that your dog could be allergic to Rosuvastatin or have other symptoms from the medication, which can include:

If your dog is showing these signs, then this is a medical emergency. Call your vet right away, your dog needs medical care now.

Keep Human Medications Away from Your Dog

Accidents do happen; however, there are some steps you can take to lower the risk of your dog accessing your medications:

The goal is prevention, so your dog can stay safe and healthy. So, be sure to keep all medication out of your dog’s reach.

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Kim

Kim is a talented author, who loves animals especially dogs. She engaged in writing books and articles relating to animals a decade ago. Kim resides in Chicago with her husband and son. The family is the proud owner of a dog and a parrot (Jack and Lily). Kim wanted more than these two pets, but her husband put his foot down... She often visits elementary schools to talk to the kids about what she learned about pets and how they could learn from them.

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