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Ten pound dog accidentally given 500mg of ciprofloxican.

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ten pound dog accidentally given 500mg of ciprofloxican. What should we do? Is he in danger?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that your dog ate the cipro. Since this is a tablet, it will be absorbed quickly and we must act right away.

I would recommend making him vomit right away. You can given him hydrogen peroxide by mouth- about 1 to 2 tablespoons. This should induce vomiting in about 5 to 10 minutes.

Very high doses of this kind of antibiotic can cause liver inflammation as well as neurologic signs such as tremors and seizures.

If he does not vomit, I would recommend taking him to your local animal emergency room for treatments.

Best regards, ***** ***** this answer helps you.

Feel free to contact me if you have any more questions.

Dr. Amanda

Kansas State University,

College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2001

Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 1 year ago.

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