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I think my dogs have eaten ibuprofen tablet approx 6 both

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I think my dogs have eaten ibuprofen tablet approx 6 both are spa
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What size is the dog? How much of the ibuprofen was eaten?
Customer: I have 2. Spaniels approx 14 k both are nearly7 months approx 6 tablets between them
JA: When was this? Has the dog thrown up since then?
Customer: This morning while I was out from 9.30 till 2.30 they have not thrown up at all
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: freddy and George brothers same litter 15 Sept they will be 7 month
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: They were neutered on 18th August
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Teodora B replied 17 days ago.

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Expert:  Teodora B replied 17 days ago.

We class this as an emergency since dogs can get very severe GI ulcers and kidney disfunction from human Ibuprophen ingestion. Please contact your local vet and see if they can book you an emergency appointment to induce emesis (make them sick) ASAP - possible the tablets are still in the stomach.

Expert:  Teodora B replied 17 days ago.

This issue is time sensitive and can lead to toxicosis/ Your vets will most likely take some bloods (as a baseline), induce emesis and start activated charchoal + supportive care (IVFT, antiemetics, antiacids, gastro-protectants, etc)

Expert:  Teodora B replied 17 days ago.

Please have the ibuprophen box with you - my collegue will work out the ingested dose (mg/kg)

Expert:  Teodora B replied 17 days ago.

If you've got any further questions, feel free to ask.