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My cocker spaniel has ate 2x 500mg paracetamol, She’s ‘s 4

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My cocker spaniel has ate 2x 500mg paracetamol
JA: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if your cocker spaniel will be able to digest that. What is your cocker spaniel's name and age?
Customer: She’s ‘s 4 Bella
JA: What is the cocker spaniel's name?
Customer: Bella
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 18 days ago.

Hello, this is Dr Linda, a UK based vet.

I'm sorry to hear Bella has done this.

Do you know what she weighs?

Is she on any medicine at the moment?

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Around 16 not sure what the scales weigh in at vets
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 18 days ago.

Thank you.

It is advised that we seek veterinary treatment if dogs have eaten 50mg/kg or more.

For her, this means more than 16 x 50, or 800mg is toxic.

Unfortunately, she has eaten 1000mg.

So it is advised she sees an emergency vet now.

They will induce vomiting and may also offer supportive care such as fluids and ant acids.

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
She’s had a probiotic today as she’s had the runs
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 18 days ago.

Activated charcoal may also be given.

If she is treated promptly, her prognosis is excellent.

However, if untreated, she is at risk of stomach upset, ulcers and even liver disease, shock and death.

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 18 days ago.

If you need the details for your nearest emergency vet, please send me your postcode.

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 17 days ago.

Hi there, how is Bella doing this morning?

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 17 days ago.

I hope all is well and please feel free to respond at any time.