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I gave my 50-60 lb dog his tramadol of 50 mg about 3 hours

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I gave my 50-60 lb dog his tramadol of 50 mg about 3 hours ago. Boyfriend didn't know and gave home what he thought was his next dose. He gets 2 pills ever 8 hours. Do I need to induce vomiting?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: No he's fine right now. No mess. Back in bed with me. It's quite late here. I need to know if I SHOULD induce vomiting.
JA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Captain he's about 2
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Captain
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Captain?
Customer: He received his first shot to battle heartworm this past Thursday. That's why he's on tramadol
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome, I am Dr. B and would like to help you today. Unfortunately Captain is on the top dose for his size and therefore the is not much wiggle room here. Therefore there is risk that this could cause severe sedation. With this in mind, we'd be best to induce vomiting now using 3% hydrogen peroxide. This can be given at a dose of 1ml per pound and administered twice to get him vomiting. Otherwise you could ring the local vet ER or pharmacy for activated charcoal to bind this extra dose and avoid any issue for him.Please take care,Dr. B