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Not certain if 45 lb 5 month old golden retriever ate (2)220

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Not certain if 45 lb 5 month old golden retriever ate (2)220 MG naproxen and 50mg imitre tablet..husband "thinks" he had it in foil in pocket.Can't find anywhere.Vet gave us poison control (for people)and said if they can't help call animal poison control 2nd.the human poison control Saud he didn't think there would be any bad effects,but he would call vet if vomitting and diarrhea..I'm not sure after all I've read.What should I do??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. I am sorry the expert you requested is not available. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

1- How long has it been since he ate the Naproxen?

2- Was each pill 220mg or was it a total of 220mg?

3- Do you have hydrogen peroxide 3%?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Husband came home at 330pm..about 3 and half hours ago..didn't give him that over the counter h2o2??how to give??
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He had 2 tablets of 220mg 440mg and 50mg imitrex for migraine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not even sure if dog got it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But don't want to take any chances with my Grandsons doggie
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Give me a few minutes while I type your answer. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Friend, naproxen is very easily toxic to dogs. Doses of 5mg/kg we begin to see gastrointestinal ulceration. Doses above 25mg/kg we see renal failure. Your dog based on his weight took a dose of 22mg/kg, this can potentially be fatal for your dog. In addition, the imitrex can cause agitation, vocalization, etc. Unfortunately after 3 hours inducing vomiting with peroxide will not help. At this stage he should be seen by ER veterinarian and start him on supportive care of IV fluids and activated charcoal with the goal to avoid kidney failure. Highly recommend not waiting and taking him to the nearest ER veterinarian. I realize that this answer may not be entirely to your liking, and I regret being the bearer of information that you really don’t want to hear. But it would be unfair to you and unprofessional of me were I to provide you with anything less than truthful and honest information. I hope you understand.

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