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Our 128 lb dog ingested approx 60 x 400 mg Advil liquigels 1

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Our 128 lb dog ingested approx 60 x 400 mg Advil liquigels 1 week ago. We found this out from our negligent teenage son upon returning from a trip. Our son stupidly did not take her to he vet because she "seems fine". She did have diareah once - 3 days after. Other than that she has been normal. Since it has been 1 week and she is acting normal, is she in the clear so to speak? Ie she has excreted everything? Or is she going to die ?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 7 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- Is she showing any symptoms?

2- Any vomiting?

3- Is she drinking more than usual?

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 7 months ago.

Friend, typically we get concern about gastrointestinal ulceration and kidney failure with Advil (ibuprofen) with doses above 100-125mg/kg, doses above 400mg/kg we also see central nervous system symptoms like: seizures, coma, difficulty walking, etc. In this case, based on weight your dog took a dose of 414mg/kg. So, if she is not showing any symptoms and never did I really have to question if she took such a large amount of Advil. After 1 week without any symptoms, very likely she is going to be fine. To be on the safe side I would have her checked by family veterinarian for blood work to check her kidneys.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
She's excessively thirsty and consequently pees a lot
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 7 months ago.

If she is drinking more than usual this could be an indication that her kidneys are being affected. This further supports having her checked by vet for blood work. In addition, start her on IV fluids for supportive care.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
If her kidneys are effected is this a serious danger? Our vet is far away!
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 7 months ago.

I am sorry for the delay in response. I was offline by the time you came back.

Yes, if her kidneys are affected it is very serious, if she is not provided supportive care of IV fluids it could be fatal. For this reason it is important that she is seen by a veterinarian.

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