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Our 1 yr old cocker spaniel has eaten a 200mg ibuprofen

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Our 1 yr old cocker spaniel has eaten a 200mg ibuprofen tablet about 1 hour ago. he seems fine so far but should we make him sick or take him to the vet
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: henry
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about henry?
Customer: healthy 10kg dog how much is the consultation
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.

At 10kg, the low end of the toxicity dose for GI concerns is 25mg/kg. He's only had 20mg/kg. It would be wise to go ahead and induce vomiting but it does not sound like he's consumed enough to cause major issues. Erring on the side of caution is going to be your best prevention, however. For this, use a fresh bottle of hydrogen peroxide and follow these instructions:

It's also wise to have the Henry vet checked. If you do see any GI concerns in the days to come, most certainly have an exam performed.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
hi we dont have any peroxide, can we use salt or something else? is it too late anyway to make a difference after 1 hour?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

You have around 2 hours to make this happen after an ingestion. You can elect salt if you want, but I do not advise it because it can alter the electrolyte balance and some dogs may wind up in the hospital needing more therapy than before. If the option exists, I would recommend the purchase of a fresh bottle of peroxide. There's less risk with this route.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Checking in, JACustomer. How is your companion doing?

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

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