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my dog ate one pyridium tab. He is about 22 pounds (a fox terrier).

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my dog ate one pyridium tab. He is about 22 pounds (a fox terrier). Do I need to induce vomiting?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 4 years ago.
HiCustomer

Welcome to Just Answer. They pyridium tab will get converted into acetaminophen in the body. This can possibly be toxic. Was this a 100 mg or 200 mg tab?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
100 mg
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 4 years ago.
Ok. The 100 mg tab given his weight is not at a level that should be requiring decontamination. This dose is 10 mg / kg. We begin to worry at 20 mg / kg. So at this point, I would just keep him quiet and let him rest.
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