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I just gave our Husky a double dose of Drontal Allwormer bu

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Hey I just gave our Husky a double dose of Drontal Allwormer bu accident
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

First, we can take a deep breath, as these wormers tend to have a large safety range. Now if you did just give the second dose,then we can induce vomiting (using 2tsp of 3% hydrogen peroxide per 10lbs of his weight). Otherwise,we need only monitor and provide supportive care for GI upset (ie appetite loss, drooling, vomiting, diarrhea) with a double dose.

In regards ***** ***** you can consider offering a light diet option for a few days. Examples of an easily digestible diet include cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish,scrambled egg, or meat baby food (as long as its free from garlic or onion powder). Ideally, we want to offer this as small frequent meals to keep the stomach settled.

Further to this, if he did show any nausea or appetite loss, then we can use an antacid. There are a number available over the counter that are pet friendly. Common ones we can use are Pepcid (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/famotidine-pepcid)or Zantac (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/ranitidine-hcl-zantac).These are usually given 20 minutes before offering food (to allow absorption)and of course you want to double check with your vet before use if your wee one has any pre-existing health issues or is on any medications you haven't mentioned.

Overall, this isn't a sinister situation and our main concern here is that this dose could cause some stomach upset. Therefore, in Stellan's case, we'd just use the above as needed for him.

I hope this information is helpful.

If you need any additional information, do not hesitate to ask!

All the best,

Dr. B.

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