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Possibly swallowed a 200mg Advil. Recommended next steps for us?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What sort of animal are we talking about?

Chi-weenie, 8lbs and 12yrs old

Veterinarian's Assistant: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?

Yes

Veterinarian's Assistant: The Expert will know if the animal will be able to digest that. What is the's name and age?

Buster, 12yrs old

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Buster?

12

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
An 8lb 12yr old dog
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

At 8 pounds (3.6 kg) and ingesting 200 mg advil this would be an ingestion of 56 mg/kg

Single, acute overdoses as low as 25 mg/kg can cause vomiting in dogs (ASPCA APCC Database: Unpublished data, 2003).

At doses greater than 175 mg/kg, the risk of acute renal failure in dogs increases. So at this point we are in the gi upset catetory at 56 mg/kg and as a result I would strongly advise inducing vomiting

If your dog potentially ingested this within the last hour then you can induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide 1 tsp per ten pounds (ie 1 tsp) then walk around to mix it in the stomach and agitate the lining. If no vomiting within 10-15 minutes it can be repeated once only in hopes of inducing vomiting.

As with any ingestion please monitor for vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, reduced appetite but I suspect you won't see any ill effects from this ingestion.

If there is no vomiting of the medicine with this plan then please take a few precautions:

- Pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg per pound every 12 hours for 3 days

- Leash walks to help the medicine pass more readily of >15 minutes

- Next meal should be a bland diet of white rice and lean boiled meat such as chicken in small more frequent meals but waiting at least 12 hours after vomiting has subsided if there is this symptom

Indications your dog should be seen by a veterinary er sooner include: sticky gums that are pale, yellow, blue, purple, temperature rectally >103.5, progressive lethargy with less responsiveness to you, vomiting or diarrhea that includes blood, resting respiratory rate (breaths per minute) >60, swollen abdomen.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses and hope there were no ill effects from the ingestion yesterday? I would love an update when you are able

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both

If the information I have provided was helpful I would be grateful if you would rate our chat with the stars at the top of the screen so I am compensated for my time. Thank you and best of luck to you both, truly!

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, 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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