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Worried a 25 pound dog may have taken 1 ibuprofen tablet

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Worried a 25 pound dog may have taken 1 ibuprofen tablet (given by dog walker "maybe" by accident). 200mg. 3-4 hours ago. Just finding out now.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
He's a poodle mix
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today.

Friend, one tablet of Ibuprofen 200mg is Not going to be fatal or cause kidney failure to a 25 lbs dog. At this dose he may develop gastrointestinal irritation otherwise he will be fine. To be on the safe side you can start him on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg 1/2 tablet every 12 hours for the next week. You can buy pepcid ac over the counter in any pharmacy. Do not give things like pepto bismol.

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