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I think my XXXXX XXXXX has eaten 500mg of paracetamal will

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I think my XXXXX XXXXX has eaten 500mg of paracetamal will she be ok
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.

Rebecca :

Hello,

Rebecca :

I am sorry to hear about your dog. How much does she weigh?

Rebecca :

My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.

Rebecca :

How long ago did she get it?

Rebecca :

If she just ate it, we can try to get her to vomit it back up with some peroxided.

Rebecca :

If it was more than an hour or so, it may be too late.

Customer:

8kgs about 15 mins ago

Rebecca :

Then she got 33 milligrams per kilogram, a high dose.

Customer:

8kgs about 15 mins ago

Rebecca :

Do you have any hydrogen peroxide on hand?

Customer:

no

Rebecca :

Let me look up how bad this dose could be.

Rebecca :

How soon could you get peroxide? Getting her to vomit would be best.

Rebecca :

OK

Rebecca :

I just found that this dose is below the dose where we see liver damage in dogs, that is good news.

Rebecca :

And it is already too late for vomiting to help.

Rebecca :

Still doing research:

Customer:

ok

Rebecca :

She should be OK. She got little more than twice the acceptable dose of 15 mg per kilogram. But we do not see serious things like liver disease and blood disorders until the dose is close to 100 mg per kilo.

Rebecca :

You could give her milk thistle ( an herb) or SAMe ( another supplement) to help support her liver for the next few days.

Customer:

ok thanks is it best to give her lots of fluids or food

Rebecca :

She might vomit, so watch her for a while, and offer water only.

Customer:

ok thanks

Rebecca :

If she has not vomited in the next few hours, then I would feed her.

Rebecca :

You are welcome.

Rebecca :

Is there anything else I can answer or help with?

Customer:

no that's fine thanks

Rebecca :

You are welcome!

Rebecca :

Kindly rate my answer, but only if all your questions have been answered. I will check back to see how she is doing/

Rebecca :

Is there anything else? How is she doing?

Rebecca :

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Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Thank for the good rating! Hope she is doing well when I check back with you.

Rebecca
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Hello,
How is your Jack Russel today?

Rebecca

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