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My dog ate 5 tablets of 50mg mercaptopurine. She weighs

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My dog ate 5 tablets of 50mg mercaptopurine. She weighs about 60 lbs. we don't know if she got it last night before going in her crate or after 6:30 am today. Do we need to see the vet?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?

Shadow, 6 yrs old. Thank you!

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

How much does your dog weigh, so I can figure out what dose he got?

If he got this in the last hour, I would recommend making him vomit. If he got it last night, it would be too late for that.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
60 lbs
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
What next ?
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

The expected side effects would be GI effects (nausea, anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea) such as bone marrow suppression, hepatotoxicity, pancreatitis.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Should we go to the vet?
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I see he is 60 pounds, so he got 9 mg per kg. Since this is not a veterinary drug, I am not finding out out serious this is. The best thing to do is to call ASPCA poison control(###) ###-#### They would have the most information about an unusual drug in dogs like this.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Anything over 2.2 mg per kg is an overdose, and he got 9 mg per kg if he got all 5 tablets.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

ASPCA poison control will tell you what to do, if you should to to your vet, and will work with your vet throughout the case.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

It might be helpful to give him activated charcoal at a vet office, to absorb any in his intestines, but that depends on how long ago he got it.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

More reading: It sounds like he is at risk for vomiting enough to get an ulcer, if he got 250 mg. That might require medical care. If he were mine, I would be calling ASPCA poison control, and going to the office to start stomach protecting medication.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Please let me know if this is helpful, and how he is doing.

If he got this last night, I would expect him to be vomiting by now, so maybe he did not get it, or just got it this morning. If he got it less than an hour ago, I might try to get him to vomit.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

How is Shadow doing; I did not hear back from you.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
She is doing fine .
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Glad to hear it. Thanks for the update.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
Hi,

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

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