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Dog just ate 5 mg percocet that fell on floor. dog weighs 8

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Customer: dog just ate 5 mg percocet that fell on floor. dog weighs 8 lbs
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

5 mg of Percocet contains 5 mg of oxycodone and 325 mg of acetaminophen. An 8 lb dog might be intoxicated by acetaminophen at 70 mg/lb or 560 mg for your dog and so that isn't an issue. I might dose oxycodone at up to 0.1 mg/lb or 0.8 mg for your dog. 5 mg is quite an overdose which is likely to cause profound sedation and respiratory depression. I'd like you to induce emesis by dosing your dog with 3% hydrogen peroxide at a dose of 2 measuring teaspoons (10 mL) by means of a small poultry baster placed between her cheek teeth and cheek. She should vomit within 15 minutes. If not, you can repeat the same dose. If you don't have peroxide at home, it would be best to have a vet induce emesis by injection of apomorphine,

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

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