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He ate 2 25mg og my indomethcin, Charlie 8 months, mixed lab

Customer Question

he ate 2 25mg og my indomethcin
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Charlie 8 months
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Charlie?
Customer: mixed lab
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

How much does Charlie weigh, please? This is potentially a dangerous intoxication. Administration of indomethacin to dogs at 1 mg/lb for 30 days resulted in GI ulcers in 60% of dogs and perforation in 20%.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Spprx 30 lbs
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Approx 30lbs
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

50 mg/30 lbs = 1.7 mg/lb, a dose that can cause fairly serious gastrointestinal signs - vomiting, diarrhea +/- blood. If Charlie ingested the pills within the hour, you should induce emesis with 30 mL (2 measuring tablespoons) of 3% hydrogen peroxide given with a small poultry baster placed between his cheek teeth and cheek. He should vomit within 15 minutes. If not, please repeat the same dose. Once he has stopped vomiting for 15 minutes, an over the counter antacid such as famotidine (Pepcid) should be given at a dose of 10 mg at 12 hour intervals for the next 3 days. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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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