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My 6 month old puppy just swallowed a Advil cold and sinus…

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My 6 month old puppy just swallowed a Advil cold and sinus pill. What should I do? I have her a 1/2 tsp I'd hydrogen peroxide but she hasn't thrown up

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

Poppy

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Poppy?

She weighs 7 1/2 lbs

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

It's important that you do induce emesis because both the ibuprofen and pseudoephedrine in that product are toxic to such a small dog. Dosing is 1.5 measuring teaspoons (7.5 mL) which can be repeated in 15 minutes if Poppy doesn't vomit. EVen if she does vomit she should be brought to a vet to be decontaminated by tubing her with activated charcoal and then monitored over the next 24 hours. Ibuprofen can cause GI ulceration at 50 mg per pound of body weight. Pseudoephedrine is more worrisome because it can cause hyperthermia, wide open pupils, increased heart rate, hypertension, vomiting, disorientation, and seizures at doses as small as 2.3 mg per pound of body weight.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

There's 200 mg ibuprofen in that product and so transient GI distress might occur. There's 30 mg of pseudoephedrine which is dangerous for a dog of Poppy's size.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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