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My 78 lb dog was spayed today. They prescribed 75 mg of

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My 78 lb dog was spayed today. They prescribed 75 mg of tramadol as pain relief. Unfortunately, my 15 lb dog grabbed the meat out of my hands and ate the tramadol. What should I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Pet Doc replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

Thanks for your question regarding your dog that managed to steal your other dogs Tramadol. I am currently typing up a response and will have something for you in the next 5 - 10 minutes.

Thank you for your patience.

Kind Regards,

Dr E

Expert:  Pet Doc replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

Thank you for your patience. While the dose of tramadol is perfect for your 78lb girl, it is definitely way too much for your little 15lb dog. The upper limit of Tramadol is around 2mg per pound of body weight. Your little dog has ingested the equivalent of 2.5 times that amount, and we could potentially see symptoms of severe sedation and respiratory depression. If he or she has eaten this within the last 30 - 40 minutes, then the tablet will still be sitting in the stomach. For this reason, the next best step would be to get this little one to vomit.

There are several ways to induce vomiting, however 3% hydrogen peroxide is the most effective. As it has been about half an hour - she will likely vomit this up pretty easily. You can read about how to induce vomiting in dogs online here:

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/how-to-induce-vomiting-emesis-in-dogs/page1.aspx

Hopefully you can do this now and get your dog to vomit. If this doesn't work, or you don't see a tablet, then it would be safest to get this little one to your local vet or ER vet, explain what happened, and they can look after him or her from there. I hope all of the above makes sense? If you have more questions or if I can help in any other way, please do not hesitate to ask! If you would like to accept my answer, please press RATE OUR CONVERSATION (I am not compensated in any other way). Bonuses are always welcome. Thanks! I hope to work with you again soon!

Kind Regards,

Dr E

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

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