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Can you please tell me the pain medication that they gave as an injection and what she was sent home on?
Rimadyl for both
the chewable tab is 25 mg
Do you have an idea of how early in the day she had surgery?
And how much does she weigh? Did they want you to give it once daily or twice daily?
and the antibiotic is clavamox 62.5 mg....... She was ready for pick up at 5:30 so I am not sure
She weighs about 9 lbs and it is a once a day dose
Did they possibly call you when she was done to tell you everything went ok?
Yes they called my husband around 4:30
You mentioned you gave it at 8:30 pm. What time zone are you in (how long ago was that)?
Central ...it is 9:14 now
So less than an hour?
It might be a good idea to induce vomiting to remove it from her stomach
The biggest concern is going to be gi upset
It can cause stomach ulcerations for one
Do you have hydrogen peroxide 3%
Great, go ahead and give 1 tsp peroxide and walk her around a bit or giggle her belly to mix it in her stomach to agitate the lining
If no vomiting after 10-15 minutes please repeat once
Will she be ok
Yes, much higher doses have been tested without incident but best to remove it to minimize her side effects
Did she have food with the rimadyl?
I will wait with you while you attempt this but time is of the essence if we are going to induce vomiting
Good, that will reduce the stomach upset if she does not bring it up
so should I still give her the hydr. per
Would you like me to wait with you?
Please give me an update when you are able...
I gave it to her....
Great, did you agitate her belly or walk her around? This is critical to induce vomiting
I am walking her and rubbing her belly to induce vomiting. She just had a bowel movement right now, too.
OK, if it gets to fifteen minutes you can repeat this 1 tsp once
If for some reason she doesn't vomit, what should we look for and/or what are the side effects?
Watch for vomiting (ironic I know but more than an hour from now), diarrhea, reduced appetite, increased water intake, urination, lethargy
And your vet might want to check liver and kidney values the next few days regardless because she can be acting normal yet 1-2 weeks from now show these signs so making sure that the values are normal immediately are important
Immediately meaning the next few days
Does this make sense?
Yes...I feel awful
Please don't. Accidents happen and very very likely there will be no ill effects from this
Again most of the tests did a much higher dose range (four times the rx dose) and the dogs were fine, simply had gi side effects
Thank you for your time
You are very welcome
I wish you luck tonight but I really do think she will be alright
ok thank you
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