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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Seaowed one of my vicidin 7.5mg shes 11 lbs, Swallowed a 7.5

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Seaowed one of my vicidin 7.5mg shes 11 lbs
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?
Customer: Swallowed a 7.5 mg viicofin dhes 11 llbs
JA: The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Bailey
JA: How old is Bailey?
Customer: 10
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Bailey?
Customer: History of seizures One every 3 mos
Submitted: 22 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 22 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 22 days ago.

If it's been under an hour since Bailey ingested the Vicodin, I'd like you to induce emesis with 2 measuring teaspoons (10 mL) of 3% hydrogen peroxide by means of a small poultry baster placed between her cheek teeth and cheek. She should vomit within 15 minutes. If not, please repeat the same dose. I'm going to type more but I'd like you to get started on inducing emesis.

Customer: replied 22 days ago.
Did the peroxide what now
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 22 days ago.

I believe that your Vicodin contains 7.5 mg of hydrocodone. I might dose an 11 lb dog with as much as 5.5 mg and so 7.5 mg isn't a significant overdose but could heavily sedate Bailey. It should also contain 300 mg acetaminophen. I might dose an 11 lb dog with 80 mg and so 300mg is a significant overdose but, thankfully, it would take 770 mg to seriously affect Bailey.

Let's see if she vomits. Keep me posted, please.

Customer: replied 22 days ago.
She's not vomiting but tired, do I let her sleep it off,?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 22 days ago.

You can, yes. It's not a serious intoxication. Expect her to remain sedated for at least 6 hours. Please check on her every couple of hours.

1) Check her gum and tongue color. They should be nicely pink - not whitish (anemia/shock) or bluish/greyish (cyanosis/hypoxia/lack of oxygen to her tissues).

2) Check her respiratory rate at rest. She should be taking less than 30 breaths/minute and more than 8 breaths/minute while asleep or at rest.

3) Take her rectal temperature. Any body thermometer will do when placed 1.5" into her rectum for 1 minute. Normal is 100.5-102.5F. This is a two person job!

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