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Q. My dog ate 500 mg calcium tablet with vitamin d added. What should I do ?

Answered By
DESTINI R. HOLLOWAY, DVM

A. This amount is potentially toxic. The toxic acute oral dose for Vit D is anything equal to or above 4mg/kg.
I would highly recommend taking your pet to a veterinary clinic asap for deteoxification and supportive care.
I also would advise calling ASPCA Animal Poison control hotline @ (888) 426-4435 for further specifics on what this dose, based on your pets weight, means prognosis wise and what symptoms to watch out for.

Answered By
DR. JENNIFER LADD, DVM

A. Hotline, not hot one :)

Answered By
DR. JENNIFER LADD, DVM

A. I would recommend contacting the ASPCA pet poison hot one. They will charge you a consultation fee, but the best thing about it is there board-certified toxicologists who can calculate a toxic dose for your animal. My suspicion is that dose should not cause a problem but they will be able to design a plan specifically for your pet


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