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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Dog accidentally ate my vitamin tray with vitamin e fish oil

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Dog accidentally ate my vitamin tray with vitamin e fish oil loperamide and lomotil
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 and age?
Customer: Rudder is 10 yrs cockapoo
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Rudder?
Customer: Healthy dog comes a pretty functional family
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

How much does Rudder weight, please? We can dose dogs with both loperamine and Lomotil. The vitamin E and fish oil are of no consequence.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
About 25 to 30 pounds
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. Loperamide can be dosed at 0.1 mg/lb or 2.5 mg for Rudder. Diphenoxylate + atropine (Lomotil) can be dosed at 0.1 mg/lb or 2.5 mg for Rudder as well. Were there more pills than that? If so, please let me know.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think he ate 7. 2.5 mg of lomotil comes out to 20 mg of lomotil
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He also are 7 small capsules of loperamide I don't know how may mg
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Ah! Thank you. That's a significant overdose which could cause central nervous system, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, or respiratory toxicity. Inducing emesis with 3% hydrogen peroxide dosed at 2 measuring tablespoons and administered with a small poultry baster placed between his cheek teeth and cheek is indicated. He should vomit within 15 minutes. If not, repeat the same dose. This is predicated upon his ingesting the Lomotil within 30 minutes. It's absorbed very quickly.