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My 3 1/2 lb miniature Yorkie just ate a Vitamin C 1000 mg

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My 3 1/2 lb miniature Yorkie just ate a Vitamin C 1000 mg capsule. Will this hurt him?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 months ago.
Friend, Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin, it will not be toxic. When ingested in large amounts it can cause gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting or diarrhea. I would recommend you keep an eye on DaVinci for the next 24 hours, if he develops vomiting or diarrhea this is what you can do: 1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. 2- No food or water for 6-8 hours. Need to give his gastrointestinal tract time to rest. 3- After 6-8 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet. 4- If he continues to vomit after doing the above he will need to be seen by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination. My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.