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Ibuprofen Intoxication

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Posted on 08-12-2014

Today's warning for you is to keep ibuprofen away from your dog. Ibuprofen is on the market in a generic form but also in such name brand products as Advil. The toxic dose for ibuprofen is lower than many drugs of the class of drugs known as NSAIDs -- non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. These are the common pain medications found in our medicine cabinets. Some of these products are actually coated with a sugar compound which increases the possibility of ingestion. 

Ibuprofen adversely affects the kidneys, the liver, and the gastrointestinal lining. In high doses it can affect the pet's consciousness making him or her drowsy, slow to move, and sometimes stuporous. Management must be rapid and intense with fluid therapy, intestinal protectants, as well as drugs like Pepsid or Prilosec to decrease the acidity in the stomach. It can be days before you know if the pet will survive.

Ibuprofen is the most commonly reported NSAID toxicity in dogs. In this day and age, there are so many safer medications for our pets. So talk to us first.  

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