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My dog was accidently given 2 mg of prograf she is a 98 lb 6

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my dog was accidently given 2 mg of prograf she is a 98 lb 6 year old chocolate lab
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.

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If your dog ingested this within the last hour then you can induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide 1 tsp per ten pounds (3 tbsp & 1 tsp for Moto) then walk around to mix it in the stomach and agitate the lining. If no vomiting within 10-15 minutes it can be repeated once only in hopes of inducing vomiting.

Even with her size I would not take a chance with this medication which can cause what is called an intuscuseption which is when the intestines feed into themselves and surgery is needed to remove the section of bowel. It can potentially be very serious and should be removed from her system as soon as possible as a precaution

The know toxic dose for this drug in dogs is 0.08mg/kg. If Moto is 98 pounds (44.5 kg) and ingested 2 mg of prograf that would mean the ingested dose is 0.04 mg/kg. Even though this is below the toxic dose this medication scares me enough to remove it from her system as a precaution

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.

Good evening I wanted to check in on you and Moto to see how he is doing after you asked your question yesterday? I would love an update when you are able...

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