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I accidentally dropped my dogs Tramadol bottle and it spilt

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I accidentally dropped my dogs Tramadol bottle and it spilt the remaining 5 pills, my dog lapped them up and swallowed them before I could get them, he weighs 70lbs and the tramadol was 50mg, will he be okay?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

The dose for tramadol will range on the low end at 1-4 mg/kg

If your dog weighs 70 pounds (32 kg) this would range from 32-128 mg but the high end used in dogs having orthopedic procedures can run up to 10 mg/kg or 320 mg

If your dog ingested 250 mg (5 pills x 50 mg) then this would be a dose of 7.8 mg/kg. Even though this is a moderate dose that will likely cause some sedation it will not be a toxic dose. He will rest well tonight and please make sure he is rousable overnight every few hours. If you are having difficulty getting him awake please consider a veterinary er but unless he is sensitive to the medications, and since he has been on tramadol for a little bit already, he should sleep a bit more soundly tonight and be fine by morning

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
Hi Erin,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Budapest. How is everything going?
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