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Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM from Iowa State University in 1994; actively engaged in private regular and emergency practice since that time.
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My 3 1/2 month old Cavalier

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My 3 1/2 month old Cavalier King Charles got a hold of Dulcolax and ate 4 1/2 pills. What can I give him.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
Hello,I'm Dr. Jo and I'm a vet with 20 years of experience and I'm happy to discuss your concerns about your dog and the Dulcolax. I'm sorry this happened, but glad you're looking for the information you need.In order to help me help you better, can you please tell me:How long ago did this happen?How is Charlie Brown acting right now?Is Charlie Brown otherwise healthy and on no medications?Just type in your response and click REPLY or SEND.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just happened and he is acting fine and he is a very health puppy and is not on any medications.
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
While I await your reply, I'll let you know that this is enough of an overdose to potentially cause serious problems that might warrant hospitalization. Because of that, it's advisable to induce vomiting if this just happened. The safest way to do that is at the vets; inducing vomiting at home is not without risk. You can read how to induce vomiting at home at this link...
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
Just got your reply. Thank you. This is a 4x overdose for a puppy this size, and it can result in severe cramping, diarrhea, vomiting and, potentially, fluid and electrolyte imbalances. Animals should be monitored and given replacement parenteral fluids and electrolytes as necessary. That means hospitalization for IV fluids. Since it just happened, your best plan is to have him throw it up. The safest way to do this is to go to the vet where they can use safer and more effective medications. This is preferable to trying to induce vomiting at home.
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
So... even though it seems like it might be harmless, the best thing to do is to get to the vet right away. Does this help to answer your question for now?I'm sorry I don't have better news for you, but it's better to be safe than sorry.
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
Just in case you didn't get the link above
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for trying please cancel this membership I am taking him into the emergency care center.
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
I will let Customer Support know you wish to cancel. Good luck with everything.