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My dog ate about 10 100mg Rimadyl. I am not sure when he got

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My dog ate about 10 100mg Rimadyl. I am not sure when he got into it. There is no emergency vet open. What should I do?
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.

How much does Jax weigh, please? In otherwise healthy dogs, a review of the ASPCA APCC database historically indicated that fairly severe gastrointestinal signs may be seen at doses exceeding 20 mg/kg (9 mg/lb) and that diuresis to prevent renal damage should be recommended at 40 mg/kg (18 mg/lb) and above (ASPCA APCC Database: Unpublished data, 2001-2009).

Customer: replied 30 days ago.
He had 5 bottles do charcoal is morning and dieresis today. His kidneys were fine today and we will check again tomorrow. With the diuresis is the prognosis good.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 30 days ago.

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Customer: replied 30 days ago.
He is 68 lbs.
Customer: replied 30 days ago.
He has not had any symptoms yet. And is a otherwise healthy dog. What do you think his chances are?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 30 days ago.

1000 mg/68 lbs = 14.7 mg/lb. That's enough to cause gastrointestinal distress but renal damage isn't expected. His prognosis, then, for a complete recovery is excellent.

Customer: replied 30 days ago.
Thankyou very much.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 30 days ago.

You're quite welcome. Please keep me posted.

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