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My 40 kg 9 month Newfoundland ate a full pack of 500mg

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Hello. My 40 kg 9 month Newfoundland ate a full pack of 500mg paracetamol, at least we think it was her, I have a 3 year old Newfoundland weighting 62 kg and it is very unlikely shed do something like that but I am still worried.
I found an empty packet in my garden and I'm unsure what to do.
Will they be fine? Or will I need to phone the vet?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

Paracetamol (acetaminophen) becomes toxic at 150 mg/kg in dogs. That would be equivalent to 6,000 mg in your 9 month old and 9,300 kg in your 3 year old. Do you think either could have ingested 12 or 19 pills, respectively? If so, inducing emesis would be indicated. Please let me know.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Lucky no
Only about 4 were in the packet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

Ah! Wonderful news. Bonnie (and Clyde?) should remain unaffected although there's always the chance that GI distress as evidenced by inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea can arise after ingesting such an unusual "food".

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I wish aha and no Bella
I'm glad they should be fine and I'll look out for any signs of vommiting and diarrihea if this accurs should I take her vets?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

No, it would be transient and expected to remiss unaided.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok thank you so much for your help
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

It's my pleasure.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
ok thank you
I really appreciate your help. You eased my worry and most of all helped me with my dog. I'm being much for careful in the future
Thank you

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