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My 11 week old puppy ate 1/2 of a 75mg Novox. She weighs

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My 11 week old puppy ate 1/2 of a 75mg Novox. She weighs about 13lbs. She is a Husky
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?
Customer: Malyshka.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Malyshka?
Customer: She finished a course of Flagyl on Saturday for diarrhea r/t worms. Finished the worming med last weekend (Labor Day)
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

Hi, i`m Richard, a Veterinarian from the UK. Hopefully I can help today.

Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

The ususal dose of novox is 2mg/lb so a full dose for a dog of her size would be 26mg. If she has eaten half a 75mg tablet she will have received a dose of ~37.5mg, so approximately 1.5 times the recommended dose. I would not expect to see severe toxic signs at this level, however you may see signs of mild gastro-enteritis (vomiting and diarrhea). These signs should be self limiting and should pass within 48 hours. If you see these signs, then feeding a light diet for the next few days - plain boiled chicken and rice, a little scrambled egg, plain white fish or light cottage cheese, can help take the strain off an irritated stomach and help things settle down.
Giving ranitidine (zantac) 2-3 times daily as an antacid approximately 1 hour before meals can help things settle down too.
It should be available over the counter at most pharmacies. For a 13lb dog I would recommend a dose of ~10mg 2-3 times daily.
You should be seeing an improvement over the next few days. At that point, you can start to re-introduce her normal food.

If at any stage you see blood in her vomit, or blackened stools, this can be an indicator of a gastric bleed and she should be seen by your vet ASAP.

Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.
Hi,

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

Richard Rawling