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My little sag ate one of my big dogs rimadyls, The little…

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My little sag ate one of my big dogs rimadyls

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?

The little one is Dooley and he is 9

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Dooney

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

No he is a healthy dog

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Dr. Michael Salkin
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How many mg were in your big dog's Rimadyl, please? How much does your little dog weigh?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
How long its be 6 minutes

I don't believe that you saw my reply timestamped 8:26 AM (my time). Here's what I posted: "How many mg were in your big dog's Rimadyl, please? How much does your little dog weigh?"

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I'm sorry I did not see this. I'm not sure of the mg it isn't on the bottle but my big dog is 90 lbs and my little dog is 16 lbs

I'll assume that your big dog's Rimadyl contained 100 mg. 100 mg/16 lbs = 6 mg/lb. In otherwise healthy dogs, a review of the ASPCA APCC database historically indicated that fairly severe gastrointestinal signs may be seen at doses exceeding 20 mg/kg (9 mg/lb) and that diuresis to prevent renal damage should be recommended at 40 mg/kg (18 mg/lb) and above (ASPCA APCC Database: Unpublished data, 2001-2009). Hence, Dooney will remain safe. Administering one dose of the proton pump over the counter antacid omeprazole (Prilosec) dosed at 10 mg should afford Dooney comfort if the Rimadyl upsets his stomach. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Can he have a pill prioselic

Yes, as I posted above Prilosec is omeprazole. See if you can dose your Prilosec down to 10 mg for him although overdoses of that antacid are very well tolerated. I have to leave my computer for a couple of hours but promise to reply as soon as I return if need be.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you.

You're quite welcome. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.

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