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My 10 pound dachshund ate my 7.5mg meloxicam, Brodie and

Customer Question

My 10 pound dachshund ate my 7.5mg meloxicam
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dachshund will be able to digest that. What is the dachshund's name and age?
Customer: Brodie and he's 10 months old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Brodie?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 month ago.

Hello,

I will wait for your reply so I know you are in the chat room.

How long ago was it ingested?

Dr. Andy

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
10 minutes ago
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I would prefer to save the $28 and communicate via this way
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 month ago.

Okay.

Well, let's say we wanted to give it.

The typical dose for a 10 pound dog would be about 0.2mg/kg.

That's a dose of about 1mg.

So, this is a 7x overdose.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
What am I supposed to do?
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 month ago.

Yep. I don't do phone calls anyway.

My medical board does not approve of it.

So, at 7x overdose, I would encourage an immediate ER vet visit for supportive care and to induce vomiting.

If you have hydrogen peroxide at home, you could induce vomiting yourself.

To induce vomiting at home, give 1 to 2 teaspoons for every 10 pounds of body weight of 3% hydrogen peroxide. ONLY use the 3% peroxide. If no vomiting within 15 minutes, the dose can be repeated. It is an irritant to the stomach lining, and that is why it causes vomiting. 1 teaspoon is 5ml of liquid.

Dr. Andy

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
How long will it take for the dose to kick in?
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 month ago.

My primary worries with that much metacam indgested include bad vomiting, diarrhea, ulceration in the stomach and intestinal tract causing bleeding. There could be some kidney or liver enzyme changes, but more concerned about impact on gastrointestinal tract.

Dr. Andy

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 month ago.

Because it was so recently ingested, inducing vomiting now or getting to the ER to take action sooner, absolutely has a greater likelihood of avoiding most, if not all, side-effects of toxicity.

Hope that information helps

May I be of any further help?

Dr. Andy

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
If I get him to vomit now should I still take him to the vet tomorrow morning?
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 month ago.

Not a bad idea. Vomiting is best if induced within 30 minutes of ingestion. Still fairly good if within 1 hour of ingestion.

The follow up with vet in AM is a good idea.

If you induce vomiting, afterwards, give a 1/4 tablet of a regular strength 10mg Pepcid A.C. antacid to help settle the stomach.

Dr. Andy

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok thank you for your help dr
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 month ago.

You are very welcome. Good Luck!

Dr. Andy

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 month ago.

If you cannot successfully induce vomiting, I would go to ER sooner to start other medications that can help protect the gastrointestinal tract.

Good Luck!

Dr. Andy

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