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My dog is a 12lb Shih Tzu and I accidentally gave her 2

tablets of 200mg simplicef. I...
My dog is a 12lb Shih Tzu and I accidentally gave her 2 tablets of 200mg simplicef. I gave her one and my mom gave her one will she be okay?
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Dr Scott Nimmo
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I am sorry I gave her 1 tablet of 200mg of simplicef they were halved my mom gave her half and I gave her half
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Hello, again Alexis,

I have worked out an answer for you below.

1. Good news! Antibiotics such as Simplicef { which is often used in the dog } have a very high margin of safety in the dog, so much so that doses of many times the recommended dose rate would have few if any side effects, so a double dose is generally nothing to worry about. That said a few dogs may perhaps experience a mild transient bout of vomiting and/or diarrhoea, but really this is about the worst I would expect and even if this happens it is not likely to be anything to worry about and should soon pass on its own. And just give the next regular dose at the regular time.

2. Given the above there are no special measure you need take other than just keeping an eye on your dog, the chances are she will be just fine. But in any case, I should be available online for you the next four or five hours today so please do not hesitate to get straight back in the unlikely event that your Shih Tzu's condition changes in any way or indeed if you would like to talk things over with me further.

Regards,

Dr Scott
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Okay thanks

No problem, very glad to be advising you and thank you very much for the good rating, this is very much appreciated.

Please let me know how things go ...

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