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My four month old bulldog puppy(29 pounds) just ate a

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my four month old bulldog puppy(29 pounds) just ate a Trifexis pill..What can happen to him?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- What weight category was the pill?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
60-120
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I was giving it to my adult dog and she spit it out
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

Please give me a few minutes while I type your answer. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

Friend, the active ingredients in Trifexis have a very wide safety margin. In experimental studies dogs have been given spinosad at doses of 100mg/kg for 10 days and vomiting was the only symptom noticed. In this case your dog took a dose of 124mg/kg. As far as milbemycin it has a bigger safety margin than spinosad. I don't believe this is going to be life threatening for your dog, she may experience some vomiting otherwise she will be fine.

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Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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