Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Veterinary Questions
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am currently not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- How long has it been since he/she ate the vitamin?
2- How does the puppy weigh?
3- How many milligrams or IU were the vitamin D3?
4- Can you give me an idea how many she/he ate?
5- Do you have hydrogen peroxide 3%?
Can you check on the hydrogen peroxide please?
Are you there?
Friend, the dose your puppy took of vitamin D3 based on weight comes out to 561mcg/kg, doses above 100mg/kg is considered toxic and can lead to renal failure. Need to move quickly and try to induce vomiting. This is what you can do:
1- Give her 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide orally to induce vomiting.2- Allow her to walk for a minute and move her belly to mix stomach content with peroxide. If she does not vomit within 5-10 minutes, repeat it again. Can give a total of 3 times 5-10 minutes apart.
3- If she does not vomit or you do not see all of the pills in the vomit I would have her checked by ER veterinarian tonight. I would strongly recommend taking your puppy now to the nearest ER veterinarian so they can induce vomiting and start supportive care, do not wait. This could be fatal for your puppy. I realize that this answer may not be entirely to your liking, and I regret being the bearer of information that you really don’t want to hear. But it would be unfair to you and unprofessional of me were I to provide you with anything less than truthful and honest information. I hope you understand.
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