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Yes, I accidently gave my 15 lb pug a double does of her previcox.

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yes, I accidently gave my 15 lb pug a double does of her previcox. Just now. She got 57mg rather than 28.5 mg. She usually gets the 28.5 once daily. She is 12 and has arthritis.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I am sorry to hear about this concern.I will wait for your reply with a simple hello so I know we are connected. Dr. Andy
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 years ago.
Hello, Because I may be disconnected shortly, I wanted to get an answer to you now. Previcox is a fairly safe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. Yes, this is a double dose, but I am not concerned about any organ toxicity. My only worry would be if there was any pre-existing liver or kidney problems. Otherwise, at worst, it very well could predispose to diarrhea, or less likely vomiting. Now, if illness was to develop, a vet visit for some basic supportive care would be well worthwhile. Also, to help combat stomach upset, you could give some over the counter Pepcid A.C. antacid. You could give a 1/2 tablet of a 10mg regular strength Pepcid. But! If any bad illness develops, don't wait it out. Well worth the vet visit. Good LuckDr. Andy

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