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My 75 lb male black lab at 14 to 16 75MG rymadyl pills. He

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Hello, my 75 lb male black lab at 14 to 16 75MG rymadyl pills. He did it while I was at work today. I'm guessing he ate them over 6 hrs ago. I fear it's too late to induce vomiting. Is that true? He is an extremely healthy dog and he is currently acting very normal. How worried should I be?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

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If he ate them 6 hours ago it is to late to induce vomiting. Based on his weight the dose of rimadyl he took was +/- 35mg/kg. Doses of 40mg/kg and above we see renal failure; doses of 20mg/kg we see gastrointestinal ulceration. So, at 35mg/kg I am really concern about his kidneys. I would strongly recommend having him checked by a veterinarian as soon as you can to start him on supportive care of IV fluids for 48 hours while monitoring his blood work; it is a lot easier to try to prevent renal failure than it is to treat it. In the meantime start him on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg every 12 hours. You can buy pepcid ac over the counter in any pharmacy.

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