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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!This is quite a dose for a dog her size. The normal dose is 0.2 mg/kg day one then 0.1 mg/kg daily thereafter and this dose is10 pounds (4.5 kg) ingesting 3.75 mg= 0.8 mg/kg dose so a four times increased doseIdeal is to induce vomiting and ensure you are giving 1 tsp 3% hydrogen peroxide to her and walking her around to mix it in her stomach? This can be repeated once if necessaryPlease give me one moment to determine the level of concern going from gi upset to kidney changes but I wanted to get this information to you first and foremost
Per the label:
In a three day safety study, Metacam 5 mg/mL Solution for Injection was administered intravenously to Beagle dogs at 1, 3, and 5 times the recommended dose (0.2, 0.6 and 1.0 mg/kg) for three consecutive days. Vomiting occurred in 1 of 6 dogs in the 5X group. Fecal occult blood was detected in 3 of6 dogs in the 5X group. No clinically significant hematologic changes were seen, but serum chemistry changes were observed. Serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) was significantly increased in one IX dog and two of the 5X dogs.
Common signs to watch for:
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