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My 26 lb lab ate a ibuprofen this morning he seems to be fine

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My 26 lb lab ate a ibuprofen this morning he seems to be fine apart from he has bad dirrhia will he be ok
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Altman :

Welcome! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your questions.

Dr. Altman :

Can you please tell me what mg Bill ingested? And he is only 25 pounds for a Labrador (Just confirming, that's tiny!)?

Dr. Altman :

The usual dose in dogs is 2.5 to 4 mg per pound (5 to 8 mg/kg) every 12 hours so I just want to confirm his weight and the mg ingested

Dr. Altman :

CLICK HERE for more information on ingestion of ibuprofen in dogs

Customer:

He had 200mg tablet and meant to be 26kg sorry

Dr. Altman :

LOL that's ok, it just sounded tiny!

Dr. Altman :

Give me one moment to do the calculation

Dr. Altman :

So that is a 7.7 mg/kg dose

Customer:

So what does that mean?

Dr. Altman :

According to studies of acute ingestion of ibuprofen in dogs, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, anorexia, gastric ulceration, and abdominal pain can be seen with doses of 50-125mg/kg

Dr. Altman :

So likely with this dose you are seeing the worst signs for him, which is loose stool

Dr. Altman :

It could also lead to vomiting, reduced appetite, vomiting with blood, blood in stool

Dr. Altman :

If this occurs then it is time to have him see your veterinarian

Dr. Altman :

In the meanwhile reducing his normal diet by 25% and supplementing white rice for 2-3 days would be advised to bulk up his stools

Dr. Altman :

Does this information make sense?

Customer:

Ok will do thanks for your help

Dr. Altman :

But he is in the high normal advised dose in dogs although we don't tend to advise the use of ibuprofen because of the gi side effects

Dr. Altman :

Can I assist with any additional questions this evening?

Customer:

No thanks

Dr. Altman :

Good luck to you both, I hope he is back to normal in the next few days :)

Dr. Altman :



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