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My 90# 12-year old dog just ate 5mg warfarin, should induyce…

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My 90# ***** old dog just ate 5mg warfarin, should induyce vomiting? pleas guve answer in teaspoons or tablespoons, don't know ml

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?

Tess

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

Has has cancer 2 years, large growth in chest cavity, is under vet care.

Submitted: 20 days ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
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Hi, i`m Richard, a Veterinarian from the UK. Hopefully I can help today.

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Dog Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
 replied 20 days ago

How long ago did he ingest the warfarin?

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Dog Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
 replied 20 days ago

In this case iw would be wise to induce vomiting.

Vomiting can be induced at home by giving 3% hydrogen peroxide orally at a dose of 1ml per pound. For a 90lb dog I would recommend a dose of 6 tablespoons.

You can give it via a dropper bottle, syringe or a turkey baster for example.
Once she has swallowed the peroxide encourage her to walk around to encourage mixing of her stomach contents.
You should see vomiting within 10 minutes.

After we have induced vomiting it would be wise to administer activated charcoal,
to try and minimise the uptake of any further medication from her digestive system.
It should be available from most pharmacies (ask for the high strength formula rather than the one for gas)
This can be mixed with food and fed at a dose of 1-4 grams per lb.
Her stool should turn black and at this point we know the charcoal has worked its way all along the digestive tract.

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Dog Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
 replied 20 days ago

Warfarin can be used in veterinary patients but causes thinning of the blood which inhibits clot formation. I recommend keeping a careful eye out for any signs of bruising, nose bleeds, or reddening of the eyes. If Tess seems lethargic or otherwise unwell, I would be keen to get her checked over by your vet ASAP.

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Dog Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
 replied 20 days ago

Ok, inducing vomiting at this stage is beneficial.

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Dog Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
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Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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