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My 80+lb german shepherd got into 2 bottles of children's

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My 80+lb german shepherd got into 2 bottles of children's fever medicine.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Walter 5 years old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Walter?
Customer: He's had bloat and torsion surgery. His stomach is attached to his rib cage
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 5 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** and I have over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian. I am sorry to hear that your pup Walter ingested something he should not have.

I need to know what medication (active ingredient, for example acetaminophen or ibuprofen) that he ingested and what size (milligrams) the pills were.

How many pills could he have ingested?

Different medications have varying side effects, and some can be relatively safe whereas others are highly toxic. Likewise some medication we should induce vomiting with and others that is not recommended.

How long has it been since he ingested the medication?

How is he behaving now?

Is he taking any medications currently?

Do you have any 3% hydrogen peroxide?

I can try to help once I have more information.