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My 3 year old labradoodle (35 lbs) just ate one 200 mg Advil

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gel cap. JA: I'm sorry to...
My 3 year old labradoodle (35 lbs) just ate one 200 mg Advil gel cap.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if the Labradoodle will be able to digest that. What is the Labradoodle's name?
Customer: Auggie
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Auggie?
Customer: He is in good health and takes no other medications.
Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

Please don't be alarmed. Auggie ingested 200 mg/35 lbs = 5.7 mg/lb. It would take at least 50 mg/lb to cause gastrointestinal ulceration. If you see GI distress arise in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea, you can administer an over the counter antacid such as famotidine (Pepcid) at a dose of of 10 mg at 12 hour intervals as need be. There's no need to induce emesis or treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank you, we'll keep an eye on him.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

You're quite welcome. 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.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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