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PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
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Experience:  15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
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My 93 lb lag got into s Deramaxx. I think he ate approx 4 --

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My 93 lb lag got into his Deramaxx. I think he ate approx 4 -- 100 mg tablets. Should I take him to the hospital?
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: His name is ***** ***** he is 7 1/2 years old.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Crockett?
Customer: He is in good health with the exception of having limited use of 1 kidney. His kidney function is monitored and has been fine.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?

1) How long ago was this consumed?
2) Have you witnessed any vomiting?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Within the last 2 hrs. And no, there hasn't been any vomitig.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

There are accounts of overdosages causing renal failure, so you have every reason to be concerned that this may warrant a trip to the ER.

We can attempt to induce vomiting at home. However, if you don't see all four tablets in relatively undigested form I would err on the side of caution and have him seen at the ER. They will likely want to administer therapy to try to keep him from absorbing the rest of the medication.

At very least, you'll need to talk to your vet on Monday about potentially running lab work to see if any harm has befallen his kidneys from this ingestion.

Here are the directions on how to induce vomiting. Go with the peroxide since he has a history of kidney issues and doesn't need the salt intake. Use a fresh bottle of peroxide, one that has not been opened.

Please let me know if I can help further.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Checking in. How is Crockett doing?

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 12 months ago.

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