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My husbands synthroid fell on the floor and we arent sure

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my husbands synthroid fell on the floor and we arent sure if our dogs got one. One of our dogs weigh 9lbs and the other is 18lbs. My hubbies dosage is 200 mg. what should we do
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!This is a thyroid supplement and a different form is commonly used in dogs. Can you please confirm this is not 200 mcg (micrograms) versus mg (milligrams)?
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
200 mcg= 0.2 mg and will not harm either dog. It is a dose for a 20 pound dog so even your 9 pound dog will not have any issues. As with any new medications dogs as people can have a reaction to a new medication such as vomiting, diarrhea, hives so if this is seen then there is cause for concern but at this dose I am not concerned about either dog ingesting one tablet of this medicationPlease let me know if you have any additional questions I can assist with tonight! If you have more questions or if I can help in any other way, please do not hesitate to ask! If you would like to accept my answer, please press RATE OUR CONVERSATION at the top of your screen (I am not compensated in any other way). Bonuses are always welcome. Thanks!
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
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