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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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He had a hurt hip he is a sheltie weighs about 45 lbs we

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He had a hurt hip he is a sheltie weighs about 45 lbs we have him
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: cody 10 years
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: We gave him naproxen 220 FM his name is ***** ***** I have two dogs
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Max?
Customer: He is over weight but his stools have been black an loose since sat we feel so bad stupid parents
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with Max. He ingested 220 mg/45 lbs = 4.9 mg/lb. At 2.5 mg/lb gastrointestinal ulceration arises. As the dose approaches 7 mg/lb renal failure can arise. It would be prudent to have Max's kidneys checked to see if they've been affected by the naproxen. He should be treated for ulceration with injectable antacid, antiemetic (if necessary) and the oral liquid "bandage" sucralfate. This is best done while hospitalized in a 24-hour facility if possible. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.