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My small munsterlander 42 pounds may have invested celevoxib

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My small munsterlander 42 pounds may have invested celevoxib 200 mg after he chewed the top of the bottle. This happened at approx 9 am today. He looks and acts fine now. What should I consider doing?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

Celecoxib, perhaps? How many hours ago was 9 AM for you?

If so, please note that celecoxib is not consistently metabolized by dogs. Some dogs metabolize it quickly whereas some metabolize it more slowly. Thus a single dose for all dogs could not be established and so this nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug wasn't approved for use in dogs.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

You don't appear to be available. Worrisome symptoms which would prompt a vet visit include vomiting (particularly with blood in the vomitus), diarrhea, increased thirst, and anorexia. This drug can cause gastrointestinal distress, and both hepatic and renal toxicity. I have to leave my computer and so I'll opt out which will give another expert the opportunity to respond to you should you return to this conversation.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you. I took a little long to get a response so I impatiently called out bet which routed us to the vet poison center. He seems pretty normal Thank you for your help.