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6 month old, 10 lb American Eskimo puppy managed to pull

Customer Question

6 month old, 10 lb American Eskimo puppy managed to pull bottle of Imodium AD from counter and ate 5 tablets (2 mg each). Danger?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the puppy will be able to digest that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the puppy?
Customer: Good health, on no need other than heartworm/flea and tick.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thanks. Has been about 2 hours now.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

Your puppy ingested 10 mg/4.5 kg (10 lbs) = 2.2 mg/kg of loperamide. In dog toxicity studes, doses of 1.25 - 5 mg/kg produced vomiting, depression and hypersalivation. It's too late to induce emesis. How is he acting, please?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Acting normal, no vomiting or other unusual signes
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

Dogs are remarkable. If you haven't seen signs of toxicity by now it's unlikely that you will later. Perhaps lethargy will arise but he's going to remain safe. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Will continue to monitor, as have two King Charles spaniels as well, and they may have eaten some of tablets.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

Ah! That would be even more protective! I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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