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Got disconnected Puppy ingested avteiple dose of ex lax

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Puppy ingested avteiple dose of ex lax
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Can you please clarify "avteiple" for me? When did this occur?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
A triple dose of ex lax for adults
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1 hour ago
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you still there?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. The sennosides in Ex Lax are responsible for its laxative effect. Thankfully, they're not toxic but they do cause abundant diarrhea in dogs. The breakdown products of senna act directly as irritants on the colonic wall to induce fluid secretion and colonic motility. You can still induce emesis and hopefully limit the amount of Ex-Lax that reaches his colon. The dose of 3% hydrogen peroxide you should use is 5ml (one measuring teaspoon) per 5 lbs of body weight - maximum dose of 45 ml (3 measuring tablespoons). If he doesn't vomit in 15 minutes, please repeat the same dose. It's best to dose with a small poultry baster placed between his cheek teeth and cheek.

Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What happens is it reaches her colon?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

That where it acts as a laxative. You can expect abundant diarrhea.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Anyway to decrease the diarrhea?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

No, we don't dose these dogs with antidiarrheals such as diphenoxylate (Lomotil) or loperamide (Imodium). They can act paradoxically and worsen the diarrhea. Either inducing emesis or letting the ingestion take its course is acceptable.

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