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17 pound ate 2.5 mg of eliquis about an hour and a half ago.

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17 pound ***** ***** ate 2.5 mg of eliquis about an hour and a half ago. I gave peroxide and he threw up about 30 minutes ago. I don't kno what to do.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.

Reviewing your question.

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.


Studies with this medication indicated that even larger doses were well tolerated in dogs. Ideally, we would have wanted vomiting induced within 30 minutes or a hour at longest. But, some vomiting may be better than none.

With only 2.5mg ingested I see no ondication for emergency treatment or inducing any further vomiting.

In fact, I think there would be more complication simply from the peroxide itself causing the vomiting or subsequent diarrhea than the medication.

Also, since this was a low dose and only one time ingestion, the likelihood for any long-term blood thinning or bleeding problems is very low.

Hope that information helps.

Also, since Tuck vomited, you could give a 1/2 tablet of a Pepcid A.C. 10mg regular strength antacid to help settle the stomach.

Good Luck

Dr. Andy