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My bullmastiff just ate 1-4 88mcg synthroid pills. What

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My bullmastiff just ate...

My bullmastiff just ate 1-4 88mcg synthroid pills. What should I do

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?

Lanikai, 1 year old and approx 140lbs

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Lanikai?

1 year old

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

No, he is very healthy

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Kara, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Kara, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I am sorry to hear that your pup Lanikai ingested some of your thyroid tablets. Please don't panic yet, pound for pound dogs take a much higher dose than we do, although obviously your pup didn't need it.

Synthroid 88mcg (micrograms) are used in dogs too, if he ate four tablets he could have eaten as much as 352mcg.

A usual dog dose for thyroid supplements is 0.022mg (22mcg) per kilogram (2.2 pounds per kilogram) of body weight twice daily. (There are 1,000 mcg per mg).

That means a 140 pound dog (62.62 kilogram dog) would normally take 1.38mgs or 1377mcgs.

Although he didn't need it he did not take an overdose for sure.

In dogs a one time dose, even two to three times higher than usual dose, won't cause any problems, especially in young healthy dogs. In this case he dose he ingested is lower than an accurate dose for his size. This drug is metabolized out fairly quickly and a one time dose will be pretty much out of his system in 24 hours or so.

You might see mildly increased levels of energy, or he may be completely normal. But there won't be any dangerous effects for him with the amount he may have eaten.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Kara, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Hello, I wanted to make sure that you didn't have any further questions for me, and I'd like to know how things turned out for your pup. If you could give me an update that would be great, thank you, ***** *****

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