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My puppy just ate a tylenol pill and now he's not moving,

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My puppy just ate a tylenol pill and now he's not moving, still breathing though
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

How much did he have (milligrams)?

How much does he weigh?

How long ago?

Are his gums pink, pale/white or brown?

How fast is his breathing (just count his breaths for 10 seconds & multiply that number by 6)?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry it was actually motrin 600mg
He's 8 weeks old not sure how much he weighs
Maybe 10 mins ago
Brown
6 breaths every 10 seconds
He just tried to walk but he looks drugged, can barely keep his balance
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you,

I am sorry to say that we are in an emergency situation. Those brown gums are a sign that the drug is binding his red blood cells and blocking them taking up oxygen. This is why he is breathing so fast, weak, and collapsed. In this case, we need him seen urgently to give him any chance of surviving this. He needs to be placed on oxygen, IV fluids, and supportive care to uncouple the drug from his red blood cells. If we don't act quickly, he will chemically suffocate from this.

In this situation, it would be prudent to get your wee one to the emergency vet. To find your local ER veterinary clinic, you can check @ http://www.vetlocator.com/or http://www.veccs.org/index.php?option=com_hospitals&nationid=1&Itemid=193

Please take care,

Dr. B