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My labrador weighing 30kg ate 250mg naproxen will he be OK

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My labrador weighing 30kg ate 250mg naproxen will he be OK he's 10 years old
Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Sam
Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sam?
Customer: He has arthritis in back leg but he's healthy

I am sorry to hear Sam got this naproxen. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help. How long ago did he get it?

He got a dose of 8 mg per kg of his body weight, this will likely make him vomit and could cause stomach ulcers and GI bleeding.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Oh dear what should I do, give him something to make him vomit?

How long ago did he get it?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
10 min

If this just happened, I would get him to vomit. Put about 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide in a little milk or ice cream and get him to drink it.

The peroxide has to be in date, and not flat, to work.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I don't have any, like what

These drugs are often quickly absorbed. In addition to getting him to vomit, giving prescription-strength activated charcoal, and then a stomach protectant like sucralfate would be best. These are things you would have to see a veterinarian to get.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Anything else. He's quite tolerant of painkillers as he had many when he had 3 ops on his
Customer: replied 8 months ago.

He, fortunately, did not get a dose high enough to cause kidney damage.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Oh blast, what can I do now
Customer: replied 8 months ago.

If you don't have any peroxide on hand, you can monitor him and take him to your vet for sucralfate if he starts to vomit or go straight to the vet now for monitoring, activated charcoal, and sucralfate.
Acidophilus is not likely going to help; it is not a stomach protectant.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Milk would that help
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
OK would gaviscon help

If the naproxen makes him vomit, the milk won't stop it and he will vomit the milk back up.

Let me look up what is in Gavisiscon; one moment.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.

It is safe to give but may not help.

You can try famotidine if you have it. Sucralfate would be the drug of choice. Is there an emergency vet open near you?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No, last time we went when he had cellulitis it cost us 400gbp for 10 hours. I'm an A&E nurse can I not just monitor him. How long will it take to wear off. Would gaviscon not work it's a stomach liner
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
If I find sucraflate how much

You can monitor him and if he starts to vomit, see a veterinarian for maropitant for the vomiting and sucralfate to protect and treat ulcers.

Gaviscon is safe to use; I am just not sure it will help with this.

You would give sucralfate 500 to 1000 mg 3 times daily.

Do not give it with food or other drugs.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
OK. Thank u

You are welcome. Please let me know how he is doing and if you have other questions.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
OK thanks

Thanks for the great rating.