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My dog ate some Ibuprofen.

So I have some guests over for Christmas. One of which is totally evil to begin with. Apparently she had 3 Advil sitting on the edge of the couch, and planned on taking them at some point. Then hours later when she finally decided to take them, noticed there was only 2, and that one must have fallen on the floor. She tells me like over an hour later about that and I realized my Beagle had eaten the one that had fallen.

Well I guess dogs and Ibuprofen do not mix AT ALL. It causes liver damager and ulcers and crazy other stuff. She only ate one, but she is only 25 pounds. I called the emergency vet and they made me put hydrogen peroxide down her throat to make her throw up. She did. But then last night she started throwing up this dark, dark brown stuff. Then this morning she started throwing up blood. She is now at the vet with an IV putting fluids in her and we are waiting for blood results.

So, although it totally makes sense to most people and seems like a big "duh", please be careful with pets and medication. Even one tiny ibuprofen can do a lot of harm.


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Re: My dog ate some Ibuprofen.

I used to work for a vet, and we would use it in much smaller doses all the time. You should have just let her pass it and be more careful next time.

On a side note, I've never heard of any vet pouring hydrogen peroxide down the throat to cause regurgitation ... that's a new one on me.


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Re: My dog ate some Ibuprofen.

the black stuff which is called bile,that you are talking about is from the pancreas its often seen in humans when u induce vomitting and the stomach is empty

im not a doctor yet, but unless its persists i think the dog should be fine, but dont take my advice lol im still an undergrad


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Re: My dog ate some Ibuprofen.

wow, i hope she's okay! btw, it should have been a 3% solution max, is there a chance you used peroxide that was too strong?

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hmm h202 in 3% solution, sometimes the bottles will say molar concentration


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Re: My dog ate some Ibuprofen.

[quote author=willowofwisp link=topic=98596.msg1957601#msg1957601 date=1199133060]
the black stuff which is called bile
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Bile is normally yellow I thought? But either way, pretty nasty stuff.

[quote author=John_in_the_LBC link=topic=98596.msg1957603#msg1957603 date=1199133093]
it should have been a 3% solution max, is there a chance you used peroxide that was too strong?
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Yes, thankfully I used only 3%. The vet made sure to tell me that. I did find it weird to use it though. I was just glad I had a bottle of it around.

Just talked to vet and she said my dog should be fine. They gave her a shot to help with the vomitting and I have to give antacids for a bit and give her a special bland diet. Ugh, I hate when dogs get sick cause they can't tell you what is wrong.


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Re: My dog ate some Ibuprofen.

good news! you're so right about dogs not being able to tell you what's wrong, lol

I had a scare with sparky when he was a puppy. I warned emma not to let him eat grapes and the next thing i know, I see sparky with a whole bunch of grape stem (no grapes). I don't know if he ate any and emma couldn't say if he ate some or not...or she was afraid to tell me...
anyways, he didn't get sick or anything...luckily...

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[quote author=John_in_the_LBC link=topic=98596.msg1957707#msg1957707 date=1199135280]
good news! you're so right about dogs not being able to tell you what's wrong, lol

I had a scare with sparky when he was a puppy. I warned emma not to let him eat grapes and the next thing i know, I see sparky with a whole bunch of grape stem (no grapes). I don't know if he ate any and emma couldn't say if he ate some or not...or she was afraid to tell me...
anyways, he didn't get sick or anything...luckily...
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Grapes aren't bad for dogs? My yorkie used to eat frozen grapes all the time. Loved them.


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Re: My dog ate some Ibuprofen.

i've been told (and read online) that grapes and chocolate can make dogs sick and can even kill them if they eat enough....

"Grape and raisin poisonings in Dogs

Recently, there was a letter in the AVMA Journal from Dr. Gwaltney-Brant and others at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center discussing grape and raisin poisoning in dogs. Apparently, grapes and raisins can be toxic to dogs when ingested in large quantities.

The grapes and raisins came from varied sources, including being eaten off the vine directly. The dogs exhibited gastrointestinal signs including vomiting and diarrhea and then signs of kidney failure with an onset of severe kidney signs starting about 24 hours after ingestion of the grapes or raisins. The amount of grapes eaten varied between 9oz. and 2 lbs., which worked out to be between 0.41 and 1.1 oz/kg of body weight. Two dogs died directly from the toxicity, three were euthanized due to poor response to treatment and five dogs lived. Due to the severity of the signs and the potential for death, the veterinarians at the poison control center advocate aggressive treatment for any dogs suggested of ingesting excessive amounts of grapes or raisins, including inducing vomiting, stomach lavage (stomach pumping) and administration of activated charcoal, followed by intravenous fluid therapy for at least 48 hours or as indicated based on the results of blood tests for kidney damage.


I have fed my dogs a few grapes every now and then for years, so I don't think there is a need to panic if a dog eats three or four grapes but if the whole bunch is missing from the table one day, it would be good to think about watching for any signs of a toxic reaction.

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Re: My dog ate some Ibuprofen.

[quote author=John_in_the_LBC link=topic=98596.msg1957714#msg1957714 date=1199135530]
i've been told (and read online) that grapes and chocolate can make dogs sick and can even kill them if they eat enough....
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Chocolate, yes ... it CAN

Grapes ... never heard that before.


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