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my dog ingested tretinoin cream, .05% about a 1/4 tube

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my dog ingested tretinoin cream, .05% about a 1/4 tube
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Dog
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Dog Specialist: Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst replied 8 years ago
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Hi Sir or Madam,

 

What size dog are we talking about?

How long ago did this happen?

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
She weighs 50 pounds.

not sure discovered it when i got home, could have been a hour or longer
Dog Specialist: Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst replied 8 years ago

JaCustomer,

 

The active ingredient is isotretinoin and this is used for dogs. The dosage would be around 25mg (about a teaspoon approximately) twice a day for a dog her size. A much larger amount would need to be ingested for an overdose. It doesn't sound like a sufficient amount was ingested to cause an overdose. However, you should still monitor her for signs of an overdose such vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, abdominal distention, lethargy, hyperactivity, behavioral changes, or even collapse. You may see some mild diarrhea as it is something she is not used to ingesting.

 

Hope this helps.

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