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I think I have given the wrong dose of a Bob Martin All-in-one

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I think I have given the wrong dose of a Bob Martin All-in-one Dewormer to my ***** *****. I bought the 500mg film coated tablets and gave one to her and two to my larger cocker spaniel. The ***** ***** has been sick a couple of times and is now very sleepy. I have re-read the pack and realise that she should have had the 100mg version of this product. Should I worry that I have poisoned her or will she be ok? Very worried and hope you can advise. Many thanks
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Can you look at the label and tell me the active ingredient?
2- How much does she weigh?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The active ingredient is 500mg Nitroscanate. She weighs around 5kg

Karen, the dose for Nitroscanate is 50mg/kg, based on her weight she took a dose of 100mg/kg which is double the recommended dose. I don't believe this will be fatal but she will experience gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting.This is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. Start her on Zantac (ranitidine) 75mg 1/4 of a tablet every 12 hours for the next 2-3 days. You can buy Zantac over the counter in any pharmacy (chemist).
2- No food or water for 6-8 hours. Need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest.
3- After 6-8 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.
4- If she continues to vomit or becomes lethargic to the point of not wanting to get up I would have her checked by ER veterinarian for supportive care.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back. I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!

Dr. Peter
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for your thorough reply. it is night time here so I cannot buy any zantac. I have omeprazole and gaviscon - could I use either of these until the shops open?

How many milligrams is the Omeprazole?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Omeprazole is 20mg

Karen, you can give her Omeprazole 20mg 1/4 of a tablet every 24 hours. No need to start her on Zantac, keep her on omeprazole.

Please reply if you have additional questions.

Dr. Peter
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you so much for your responses. I'll try her on the omeprazole and see how she is in the morning. Thank you again

You're welcome Karen.

Dr. Peter
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