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my daughter accidently gave my 13 pound dog an adult aspirin

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my daughter accidently gave my 13 pound dog an adult aspirin what if any thing should we do?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 8 months ago.
Hi,

Welcome. I'm Dr. Bruce and I've been a small animal veterinarian for over 12 years. Thank you for your question. How long ago did Think get this aspirin? What mg size is it specifically?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.

about 15 min ago, 325mg

Customer: replied 8 months ago.

are you still there?

Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 8 months ago.
Ok. We figure toxicities by a mg / kg dose. A 13 pound dog is 5.9 kg. So 325 mg / 5.9 kg = 55 mg / kg. THis dose of 55 mg/kg shouldn't cause more than gastrointestinal upset. A single ingestion like this shouldn't be that bad of a situation. To help combat gastrointestinal upset, an antacid like Pepcid AC 10 mg could be given every 12 hours for 5 days. This would help to not let an ulcer develop. IN this situation though that single ingestion wouldn't seem that worrisome. In the literature there are cases where in the past clinicians used higher doses short term before some of the more specific NSAID's came on the market.

This situation would be worse though if he was on another pain medication such as rimadyl, deramax, etc.. (other NSAID's) or on steroids.
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Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 8 months ago.
Hi Debora,

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

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how kind of you to require. she seems just fine, doesn't seem to have affected her at all! thank you so much for your help! deb

Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 8 months ago.
I'm very glad to hear that she's doing well at this time! If any future questions come up, just let me know Debora. Give her a good petting for me! Take care.

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