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I gave my 83 pound australian shepherd an aleve thursday

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i gave my 83 pound australian shepherd an aleve thursday night twice yesterday and again this morning. he threw up this morning and is having a little diarrhea. he is drinking but only ate a little and then he threw up the one time. he is alert and wants to go outside
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Jake he will be 6 in October
JA: How old is Jake?
Customer: 5 and a half
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Jake?
Customer: he has a bad hip and is overweight
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
This is an Emergency! And banfield at Petsmart said I need to go to an Emergency room but I nee to confirm as he seem pretty alert and is not vomiting
Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 4 months ago.

Hi there, I am Dr. Kane, and I will do my best to assist you with your pet today. Please give me a moment to type up a response to your concerns. In the meantime- please take a moment to relay any other pertinent information. Sound good?

Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 4 months ago.

I am sorry I cannot accept phone calls, but can chat with you here via text. Is that OK?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
are you typing?
Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 4 months ago.

Aleve contains naproxen, which can be toxic to dogs. It can certainly cause the stomach upset you are seeing, and can also affect the kidneys as well. My recommendation would also be to take him somewhere where they can check his vital signs, and check bloodwork to see if his kidneys are affected. If kidneys are affected- they will want to hospitalize for IV fluids. If kidneys OK, they may treat as outpatient with gastroprotectant medications.

Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 4 months ago.

This could be done at a non-emergency type facility if they have an opening today, if you cannot find an opening somewhere for him, he may have to go to an ER facility. The ER may be your best bet- in case his kidneys are affected, they will be able to provide overnight monitoring if he needs to be hospitalized.

Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 4 months ago.

I hope this has helped. Do you have any other questions for me now?

Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 4 months ago.

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