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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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I think my dog just swallowed a 5mg oxycodone I'm taking after

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I think my dog just swallowed a 5mg oxycodone I'm taking after surgery. I dropped it. is this fatal?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Aloha! You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin
How much does your dog weigh, please? We can administer oxycodone to dogs.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He is a 65 lb blue nose pit bull 2 yrs old
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Thank goodness. I might dose up to 0.2mg/lb to dogs or up to 13 mg for your Pit Bull. You're likely to see a sedated dog but he's isn't in danger. No treatment is necessary. Simply let him sleep it off.
Please continue our conversation if you wish.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** so relieved. I was a little nervous giving my credit card over the internet.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I understand.
I can't set a follow-up in this venue and so would appreciate your returning to our conversation with an update - even after rating - at a time of your choosing.