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My dog ate 8 tabs of rimadul. 75 mg tabs each. She seems

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My dog ate 8 tabs of rimadul. 75 mg tabs each. She seems fine. She also had distemper and rabies shot today so is a little more tired than normal. What is the therapeutic range on rimadyl? I am a nurse. So need to know if it has a fairly wide range
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How much does she weigh?

2- How long has it been since she ate the rimadyl?

3- Do you have hydrogen peroxide 3%?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you!She weighs 65 pounds. We estimate that she ate the rimadyl around 530 it is now 10 so approximately 4.5 hours ago.She is a little more tired than usual, but still playful. Eating and drinking. No emesis or diarrhea No whining She does not appear to be in any distress at all.I am u sure if I have hydrogen peroxide in the home right now. No, no peroxide.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think I mentioned she had her rabies and distemper today which can account for her being more tired That was around 315
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I didn't receive an email indicating my answer was ready. Sorry for the late reply
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will try and check back again in a while. I am going to try and get some sleep. I hope to hear back from you soon. Thank you again.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am not sure how this works or how long til I get a reply again.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Wow. Disappointing that there has been no reply
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Friend, I am sorry for the delay in response. But, I was offline by the time you came back. When you post a question you will work directly with an expert live on real time. If you leave then the expert may not be there upon your return, at that point your option are to post the question to another expert, opt the expert out or wait until the expert comes back. I am sorry again but I didn't know if you were coming back so I left for the night.

In response to your question, the therapeutic dose for rimadyl in dogs is between 1-2mg/lb every 12 hours. The toxic dose for single acute overdoses of 20mg/kg or above we tend to see gastrointestinal ulceration. Doses above 40-50mg/kg we see renal failure. In this case your dog took a dose of 20mg/kg so she is within range for gastrointestinal ulceration, abdominal pain, vomiting, etc. I would recommend you start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 20mg every 12 hours for the next 7-10 days. If you develops symptoms like: Anorexia, vomiting, abdominal pain, etc. have her checked immediately by family veterinarian. Do Not give things like Pepto Bismol.

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Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about Chloey. How is everything going?
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