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Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
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Hi. My 10yr old Golden Retriever ate one of my omeprazole

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My 10yr old Golden Retriever ate one of my omeprazole tablets 20mg. will she be ok?

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Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 3 years ago.

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Hello and welcome, My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am an experienced small animal veterinary surgeon, I will be very pleased to work with you today and will try my best to answer your question to your satisfaction.

Scott Nimmo :

Could you please tell me roughly how much Lucy weighs { In pounds } ?


I'm not sure but I think between 50-56ibs

Scott Nimmo :

Omeprazole is in fact sometimes prescribed for dogs at a dose rate of 0.5 mg per pound of their bodyweight once a day so it is not poisonous to them per se. On this basis the top dose for your dog would be 25 mg based on a weight of 50 pounds. This is good news since the amount she has swallowed is therefor within reasonable therapeutic dose range so she should be just fine.

Scott Nimmo :

There is no need for you to do anything in this sort of situation ...


Thank you very much.

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