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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
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I found one 200 mg Advil gel cap that had been chewed at.

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I found one 200 mg Advil gel cap that had been chewed at. Some of the candy outside and some of the pill. But not all. Not even most barely chewed off white actual drug part under candy coating. No symptoms of irritation displayed in my cats. Is this ok or should I get them
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Ibuprofen (Advil) is reasonably well-tolerated by dogs and cats at low doses as seems to be the case here. At 50 mg/lb gastrointestinal ulceration can arise and at 150 mg/lb renal failure is a risk. I wouldn't induce emesis in your cats but, instead, "watchful wait" to see if any symptoms of GI distress - inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea - arise. I believe that that's unlikely, however.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Ruha,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin