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My dog who is 43 pounds just ate approximately 40 of my 60mg

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My dog who is 43 pounds just ate approximately 40 of my 60mg armor thyroid medication
JA: IÂ’m sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Niki
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Niki?
Customer: He has no other medical issues
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.
Please don't be alarmed. Even egregiously large inadvertent ingestion of thyroid supplements aren't likely to harm a dog. 60 mg of the Armour contains 0.038 mg of levothyroxin - the hormone we give to hypothyroid dogs. 40 x 0.038 mg = 1.5 mg which is 3 times what I would dose Niki insignificant overdose which will go unnoticed unless you see transient gastrointestinal distress (inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea) from ingesting such an unusual "food". There's no need to induce emesis or treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
My dog is fine. Thank you so much for your help.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.
You're welcome. Thank you for taking the time to let me know.

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