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Dr. Michael Salkin
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He ate my armor thyroid. Probably 35 pills that were 30 mg

Customer Question

He ate my armor thyroid. Probably 35 pills that were 30 mg each.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Logan age 11 months. Lab mix. probably around 60 pounds.
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Logan?
Customer: no
Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 19 days ago.

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Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 19 days ago.

Please don't be alarmed. Your Armour product contains a very small amount of the active thyroid hormone of dogs. Even 35 pills doesn't approach how much of that hormone I would dose to a 60 lb dog. There's no reason to induce emesis or treat in any manner. As with ingesting anything unusual transient gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea can arise but Logan wasn't intoxicated.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Thank you. Sounds like he will be ok.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 19 days ago.

You're welcome. He will be fine. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Ok. Thanks again.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 19 days ago.

It's my pleasure.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 16 days ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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