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45 pound, one year old female bassett/beagle mix. Ate two

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45 pound, one year old female bassett/beagle mix. Ate two naproxyn (400mg) and one progesterone (100mg). No vomiting, but whining. Recommendations please?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the beagle will be able to digest that. What is the beagle's name?
Customer: When she isn't being mischievous and sneaky, it's Una.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the beagle?
Customer: Healthy. Eats a specialized diet of "Blue Wilderness~Duck Recipe". Regular exercise, walked on a leash at least four times a day. Has an enclosed/covered dog run. Drinks well, normal bowels. And now quietly sleeping.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

Naproxen is one of the more toxic of the nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs in dogs. At 2.5 mg/lb gastrointestinal ulcers can appear. At 7 mg/lb renal failure can arise. Una ingested 400 mg/45 lb = 9 mg/lb. She needs to be brought to a veterinary ER to be decontaminated, placed on IV fluids, and monitored over the next 24-48 hours. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

(The progesterone is well-tolerated.)

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