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Can you please tell me what mg Bill ingested? And he is only 25 pounds for a Labrador (Just confirming, that's tiny!)?
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
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He had 200mg tablet and meant to be 26kg sorry
LOL that's ok, it just sounded tiny!
Give me one moment to do the calculation
So that is a 7.7 mg/kg dose
So what does that mean?
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
So likely with this dose you are seeing the worst signs for him, which is loose stool
It could also lead to vomiting, reduced appetite, vomiting with blood, blood in stool
If this occurs then it is time to have him see your veterinarian
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
Does this information make sense?
Ok will do thanks for your help
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
Can I assist with any additional questions this evening?
Good luck to you both, I hope he is back to normal in the next few days :)
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