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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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The dog is a 8 month shitzu I dropped half a Percocet and

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The dog is a 8 month shitzu I dropped half a Percocet and she ate it
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Will she be okay
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: Sophia
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

How much does Sophia weigh and which strength Percocet (oxycodone + acetaminophen) was it, please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Around 7-8 pounds and it was 1/2 of ten so 5mg
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. I might dose Sophia with as much as 0.2 mg/lb of oxycodone or 1.6 mg. 5 mg is a considerable overdose which will oversedate her and depress her respiratory system. I might dose her with 7 mg/lb of acetaminophen or 50 mg. The 1/2 Percocet contains 160 mg which would be 160 mg/8 lbs or 20 mg/lb which is still safe for her.

I would induce emesis with 2 teaspoons of 3% hydrogen peroxide dosed with a small poultry baster between her cheek teeth and cheek. She should vomit within 15 minutes. If not, please repeat the same dose.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

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

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