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My 53lb. Goldendoodle consumed Liothironine 5 mcg pills, 180

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My 53lb. Goldendoodle consumed Liothironine 5 mcg pills, 180 pills. We gave gave 5 tsp hydrogen peroxide. He didn't vomit. He is not acting sick at all.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Liothironine is a form of thyroid hormone (T3) with little effect on dogs. The majority of T3 comes from conversion of T4 to T3 in peripheral tissues. 180 x 5 mcg = 900 mcg or 0.9 mg. This is just above the highest dose of T4 given to hypothyroid dogs every 12 hours. 0.9 mg of T3 should go unnoticed in Gus and so no treatment is necessary.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Kim,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Gus. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin