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Just given my dog Erythromycin 250 mgs tab I give her two instead

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Just given my dog Erythromycin 250 mgs tab I give her two instead of one will she be ok
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Vet
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just given my dog 2 erythromycin Instead of one will she be ok sorry last question was a bit muddled
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today. A one-off double dose isn't likely to cause any serious harm for your lass. If anything, we could see some short term nausea, appetite loss, and diarrhea. Therefore, while we could induce vomiting or treat with activated charcoal (which I am happy to discuss), we can just plan to counter any GI upset for her. To do so, you can consider offering a light diet option for the next 24 hours.Examples of an easily digestible diet include cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, scrambled egg, or meat baby food (as long as its free from garlic or onion powder). Ideally, we want to offer this as small frequent meals to keep the stomach settled. Further to this, if we see any hints of nausea, then we can also treat with an OTC antacid like Pepcid (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/famotidine-pepcid)or Zantac (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/ranitidine-hcl-zantac).These are usually given 20 minutes before offering food to allow absorption and of course you want to double check with your vet before use if your wee one has any know health issues or is on any medications you haven't mentioned Overall, this is a double dose for the average sized border collie, but we'd only expect a bit of GI upset if anything. So, we can just treat for that and should see no harm for your lass.Please take care,Dr. B. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you have any other questions, please ask me – I’ll be happy to respond. **Please rate my service afterwards, as this is the only way I am credited for helping you today. Thank you! : )
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you very much she seems fine