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my dog had a 24 hour pain injection after getting teeth pulled

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my dog had a 24 hour pain injection after getting teeth pulled out and I accidently misread the label on her medicine and gave her another 24 hr pain med at 8:30pm. Will she be ok? I thought I was giving her the antibiotic. I feel awful and am super worried. She is sleeping right now.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Dogdoc4u :

Welcome to the chat!! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and happy to answer your questions today.

Dogdoc4u :

Can you please tell me the pain medication that they gave as an injection and what she was sent home on?

Customer:

Rimadyl for both

Customer:

the chewable tab is 25 mg

Dogdoc4u :

Do you have an idea of how early in the day she had surgery?

Dogdoc4u :

And how much does she weigh? Did they want you to give it once daily or twice daily?

Customer:

and the antibiotic is clavamox 62.5 mg....... She was ready for pick up at 5:30 so I am not sure

Customer:

She weighs about 9 lbs and it is a once a day dose

Dogdoc4u :

Did they possibly call you when she was done to tell you everything went ok?

Customer:

Yes they called my husband around 4:30

Dogdoc4u :

You mentioned you gave it at 8:30 pm. What time zone are you in (how long ago was that)?

Customer:

Central ...it is 9:14 now

Dogdoc4u :

So less than an hour?

Customer:

yes

Dogdoc4u :

It might be a good idea to induce vomiting to remove it from her stomach

Dogdoc4u :

The biggest concern is going to be gi upset

Dogdoc4u :

It can cause stomach ulcerations for one

Dogdoc4u :

Do you have hydrogen peroxide 3%

Customer:

how

Customer:

yes

Dogdoc4u :

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

Dogdoc4u :

If no vomiting after 10-15 minutes please repeat once

Customer:

Will she be ok

Dogdoc4u :

Yes, much higher doses have been tested without incident but best to remove it to minimize her side effects

Dogdoc4u :

Did she have food with the rimadyl?

Customer:

yes

Dogdoc4u :

I will wait with you while you attempt this but time is of the essence if we are going to induce vomiting

Dogdoc4u :

Good, that will reduce the stomach upset if she does not bring it up

Customer:

so should I still give her the hydr. per

Dogdoc4u :

Yes please

Customer:

ok

Dogdoc4u :

Would you like me to wait with you?

Dogdoc4u :

Please give me an update when you are able...

Customer:

I gave it to her....

Dogdoc4u :

Great, did you agitate her belly or walk her around? This is critical to induce vomiting

Customer:

I am walking her and rubbing her belly to induce vomiting. She just had a bowel movement right now, too.

Dogdoc4u :

OK, if it gets to fifteen minutes you can repeat this 1 tsp once

Customer:

If for some reason she doesn't vomit, what should we look for and/or what are the side effects?

Dogdoc4u :

Watch for vomiting (ironic I know but more than an hour from now), diarrhea, reduced appetite, increased water intake, urination, lethargy

Dogdoc4u :

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

Dogdoc4u :

Immediately meaning the next few days

Dogdoc4u :

Does this make sense?

Customer:

Yes...I feel awful

Dogdoc4u :

Please don't. Accidents happen and very very likely there will be no ill effects from this

Dogdoc4u :

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

Customer:

Thank you for your time

Dogdoc4u :

You are very welcome

Dogdoc4u :

I wish you luck tonight but I really do think she will be alright

Customer:

ok thank you

Dogdoc4u :

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