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My dog was given antibiotics yesterday because he has a upset

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My dog was given antibiotics yesterday because he has a upset stomach there called enrotron flavour tablets 50mg he said to give him half a day. So I gave him his half this morning at 8.30am and I gave my dog to the dog minders while I went to work she has texted me that she gave him his food with half a tablet.. At 5.30pm so he has had a double dose
He is a chihuahua weighs 4kg I'm so worried
Will he be ok.?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 3 years ago.

Hello Deniz, I'm Dr. Deb and I'll do my best to help you today.

I can understand why you might be concerned about Prince but I hope I can reassure you that he should be fine.

There's quite a range of dosages when Enrotron is prescribed. The higher end of the dosage range for a 4 kg dog would be 80 mg per day.
So, while he received slightly more than this (100 mg per day), I wouldn't expect significant side effects ....at least no more than what be expected if he received only 50 mg/day. This certainly wouldn't be considered a toxic dose for him.

The most commonly seen side effects are gastrointestinal in nature: vomiting and anorexia.
If he should develop these signs, then I would skip tomorrow's dose and restart day after tomorrow at his prescribed 50 mg dose.

I hope this helps. Deb

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hi doctor deb
Thank you for your reply but he was prescribed 25mg so half of his tablet so when the other lady gave him his other half his had 50mg in total
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 3 years ago.

Deniz:
My apologies:( I realized that his dose was 25 mg after I sent my reply but my original answer still stands.
He could be given as much as 80 mg per day; since he only received 50 mg (total), this is well within the acceptable range for him.

I'd be surprised if he has any adverse reactions at all. Deb


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Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 3 years ago.
Deniz:
Thanks for the rating; it's greatly appreciated. Regards, Deb

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