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My 12 lb cockapoo just ate a calcium gummy with 200 mg Ca,

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My 12 lb cockapoo just ate a calcium gummy with 200 mg Ca, 220 IU Vit D, and 100 mg phosphorus. Is this bad?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long ago was this eaten?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
About 15 minutes ago
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you,

Provided the gummy didn't have any dog unfriendly artificial sugars (ie xylitol), then while we'd not want your wee one to have these on a regular basis, a one-off dose of this level would not be a worry. If anything, we could see some stomach upset from this ingestion.

Therefore, in this situation, we'd just want to monitor and offer some supportive care. Ideally, we'd want to put your dog onto small meals of a light diet like rice with boiled chicken, white fish, scrambled egg, or cottage cheese. This can be fed for 24-48 hours to offset any upset risk and then he can be weaned back to your normal diet.

Overall, the doses you have listed are not likely to cause any harm as a one-off dose. So, again as long as there is no xylitol, we'd have no worries here and would just want to keep an eye out +/- address any stomach upset.

All the best and happy holidays,

Dr. B.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No xylitol. Just sucrose and glucose.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for your help!!!
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

You are very welcome,

That is perfect and in that case we'd again expect no harm from this. :)

Take care,

Dr. B.

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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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