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My puppy chewed up a package with 4 tablets of ibuprofen, it

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is scattered everywhere, it doesn't...
My puppy chewed up a package with 4 tablets of ibuprofen, it is scattered everywhere, it doesn't look like she could have ingested that much, because there are tiny pieces everywhere and i collected about 2 almost whole tablets, but i'm reading about this online and I don't know what to do
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your puppy will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Nienna
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Nienna?
Customer: She is 9 months old and weighs probably 10kg
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dog
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Dog Specialist: Lisa, Certified Vet Tech replied 1 year ago
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Hi there. My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help you with your question.

How long ago did this happen?

Do you have any hydrogen peroxide in the house?

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Dog Specialist: Lisa, Certified Vet Tech replied 1 year ago

What is the dose amount on the tablets?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
This happened probably 30 minutes ago. I don't have hydrogen peroxide.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
The dose was 400 mg ibuprofeno and 20 mg hioscina N Butilbromuro
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Should I take her to the vet immediately? I have activated charcoal, but without hydrogen peroxide how can I induce vomitting first?
Dog Specialist: Lisa, Certified Vet Tech replied 1 year ago

Great. Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.

So while ibuprofen is sometimes used in veterinary medicine to help with inflammation in dogs at a dose of 2.5 to 4 mg per pound (5 to 8 mg/kg) every 12 hours, obviously your dog got a pretty extreme overdose if she ingested two of those tablets.

Because of this, and because you don't have any peroxide on hand to induce vomiting, I absolutely think that the best thing to do is to have her seen by a vet today. Ideally, as soon as possible.

They'll give her medications of help protect her stomach and one to bind with the ibuprofen in her system and keep it from causing more damage. They may also want to get her on some IV fluids to help flush her system and protect her kidneys/liver.

I wish there was something you could do at home, but because she's so small and possibly ingested so much, it's better to be safe than sorry.

I hope that she's feeling better soon.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
If I could get hydrogen peroxide faster than I could get her to the vet, would that be safe?
Dog Specialist: Lisa, Certified Vet Tech replied 1 year ago

You could definitely try it, but since she ingested it over 30 minutes ago now, there's still a concern that enough will have been absorbed into her system to cause a probem.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok going to the vet now Thanks
Dog Specialist: Lisa, Certified Vet Tech replied 1 year ago

You're welcome!!

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
There were no vets anywhere with a doctor there. I went to FOUR. I followed advice about giving her activated charcoal and making her drink lots of water. I don't know what to do and I'm really scared. I can't get to another vet, I have no transportation for it these were all of the ones within walking distance.
Dog Specialist: Lisa, Certified Vet Tech replied 1 year ago

At this point, the only thing to do is to keep an eye on her. Hopefully she won't develop any symptoms or signs.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok. I'll bring her back to the place that said someone should be available in 2 hours. Even if she doesn't develop symptoms should I make sure she gets a blood workup to test her kidneys? Or to check for anything else?
Dog Specialist: Lisa, Certified Vet Tech replied 1 year ago

I think that the blood work would be a good idea, just to be on the safe side.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Could this kill her?
Dog Specialist: Lisa, Certified Vet Tech replied 1 year ago

Every dog has different sensitivities so it's possible....but hopefully not.

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Dog Specialist: Lisa, Certified Vet Tech replied 1 year ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Lisa
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Everything is good, I got her to the vet and she is on a medication for a few days. Bill of health is excellent. Thanks
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