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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My dog just injested 5 mg hydrocodone I have given her

Customer Question

my dog just injested 5 mg hydrocodone I have given her peroxidie twice and she will not throw up she weighs 75 lbs
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: windy 4 yes
JA: How old is windy?
Customer: 4 years
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about windy?
Customer: she has been running around in the backyaard - as usual and no change
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm currently typing up my reply.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

Please don't be alarmed. 5 mg of hydrocodone is a very small dose for Windy. There's no reason to continue inducing emesis or treat in any manner. I might dose a 75 lb dog at up to 0.5 mg/lb when prescribing this narcotic as an antitussive (anti-cough drug). 75 lbs x 0.5 mg/lb = 37.5 mg!

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
outstanding - thanks much and Windy thanks you also GB
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

You're quite welcome. Give Windy a kiss for me. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.