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My 6 lb SHIH TZU puppy ate a partial Advil Pm—should I be…

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My 6 lb SHIH TZU puppy ate a partial Advil Pm—should I be concerned?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the puppy will be able to digest that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the puppy?

She didn’t ingest the whole gel tab—just chewed it open and maybe got some of the med in her system

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Hello, this is Dr. Schmidt. Thank you for using JustAnswer. Assuming she ingested at least 1/4 of the contents of the Advil PM, I would be concerned about GI upset with her (vomiting, diarrhea, and not wanting to eat). I would recommend starting her on some pepcid (0.25 mg/lb) every 12 hours for 2 days to help mitigate this. If you do notice any vomiting, diarrhea or not wanting to eat, I would recommend taking her in to the vet for a check up.

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