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My husband dropped his allopurinol pill & our puppy

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My husband dropped his allopurinol pill & our puppy swallowed it b4 we could get it. What should i do? She's 29 pound rottweiler
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if She 's will be able to digest that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about She 's?
Customer: No. She's a healthy growing 14 wk old pup
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

I might dose a dog with up to 7 mg/lb (~200 mg for your pup) of allopurinol. How many milligrams was in your husband's pill, please? it should be either 100 or 300 mg. In either event, your pup should remain unaffected. This drug is very well-tolerated. As with ingesting anything strange, transient gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea can result but shouldn't need to be treated. I have to leave my computer for a few hours but promise to reply as soon as I return if need be.