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My dog might have eaten my Vicodin and doxy pills. 1 pill

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My dog might have eaten my Vicodin and doxy pills. 1 pill each. She is a French bulldog weighing 25 pounds. Is this dangerous?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

We can dose acetaminophen and hydrocodone (the ingredients in Viocodin) to dogs as well as the antibiotic doxycycline.

Acetaminophen is usually dosed at 7 mg/lb or 175 mg for your bulldog. It's not toxic until 70 mg/lb are exceeded.

Hydrocodone is usually dosed at up to 0.5 mg/lb or 12.5 mg for her.

Doxycycline is usually dosed at 2.5 mg/lb or 62.5 mg for her. Please tell me the milligram strength of the doxycycline she might have ingested. The other drugs will be well-tolerated although sedation would be expected from the hydrocodone.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.
Hi Dee,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin