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My dog ate a calcium chew. It contained 500mg calcium. She

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My dog ate a calcium chew. It contained 500mg calcium. She only weighs about 10lbs. Will this hurt her?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 9 months 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 did she eat this?

Was there any Vitamin D in the chew or xylitol (an artificial sugar)?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Vitamin d
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
20 minutes ago
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 9 months ago.

Hi again,

If there is Vitamin D, can you tell me the concentration (milligrams)?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
1000 IU
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Please let me know if she's okay or is there something I can do?
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 9 months ago.

Thank you,

Now in regards ***** ***** question, the Calcium is not a worry and the Vitamin D is thankfully low enough that we'd expect no harm. Therefore, we can just monitor your lass with this and offset any GI upset (vomiting, diarrhea, appetite loss) if we see it. In regards ***** ***** stomach upset, we can consider offering a light diet option for a few days. Examples of an easily digestible diet include cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, scrambled egg, or meat baby food (as long as its free from garlic or onion powder). Ideally, we want to offer this as small frequent meals to keep the stomach settled. Further to this, if we see any hints of nausea, then we can also treat with an OTC antacid like Pepcid (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/famotidine-pepcid) or Zantac (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/ranitidine-hcl-zantac). These are usually given 20 minutes before offering food to allow absorption and of course you want to double check with your vet before use if your wee one has any know health issues or is on any medications you haven't mentioned. But again this dose is quite small for her size and no worry of harm.

Please take care,

Dr. B.

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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 9 months ago.
Hi Rebecca,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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