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We are dog sitting for a friend who's pup is on 200 mg of doxycycline 2x per day for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. When giving him his morning med in a puece of hot dog, he dropped it and our 10 lb chipoo ate it, including the pills.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?

Zero

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?

No, we have never had any issues with her

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Dr. Schmidt
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Hello, this is Dr. Schmidt. Thank you for using JustAnswer. The good news is, aside from some GI upset (vomiting and diarrhea), we don't really see any issues with an overdose of doxycycline. The GI upset might not even happen in this case. I would recommend monitoring for GI upset, and if so, I would start on a bland diet of boiled chicken and white rice as well as an antacid, Pepcid at 0.25 mg/lb every 12 hours. Otherwise, I think you're ok to just keep n an eye on her for now!

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