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Not sure if a family member dropped a subutex. He keeps

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falling down he's older and...
Not sure if a family member dropped a subutex. He keeps falling down he's older and he keeps falling down which he has problems with his legs anyway but we found a pill that looks like it could be that medicine and he's crying and I'm scared
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Customer: Just that he's an older Dog. What do we do
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
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How much does he weigh and how many milligrams of burpenorphine was in that Subutex, please? Please note that this drug is poorly absorbed unless it stays in the mouth until it's absorbed through the oral mucous membranes.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
8/2mg looks like he just licked it
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Thank you. If he had ingested a full 8 mg (with only 5% available if swallowed) = 0.4 mg - a dose for a 40 lb dog. Just licking it shouldn't be responsible for his current behavior, however. I would be more concerned about his back at this time - a myelopathy (spinal cord disorder) such as a slipped disk, degenerative myelopathy, or a tumor in or around his spinal cord. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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