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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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I have a 6lb Maltese who we think might have ingested 1 200

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Hi Dr. I have a 6lb Maltese who we think might have ingested 1 200 mg tablet of advil. She seems to be fine. What should we do at this point? T
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The veterinarian will know if T will be able to digest that. How old is T?
Customer: 2 years old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about T?
Customer: No healthy dog.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

Please don't be alarmed. It takes 50 mg/lb (300 mg for her) of ibuprofen to cause gastrointestinal ulceration in our dogs. She might experience GI distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting, and or diarrhea but she wasn't seriously intoxicated. I would dose her with an over the counter antacid such as famotidine (Pepcid) dosed at just 5 mg now and three more doses at 12 hour intervals. Feeding and watering should stay the same. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Don't have any pepcid, should I go buy it and start now?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

Yes, please do. It should be helpful for your dog.