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My dog ate my multi-vitamin (One A Day Weight Smart)

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Sometime during the last 24 hours, my dog ate my multi-vitamin (One A Day Weight Smart) It has 18 mg of Iron and 15 mg of Zinc. She is a 1 yr. old black lab that weighs 55 - 65 pounds. Do I need to be concerned, and what do I need to watch her for.

Due to the fact that there was 1 tablet (vitamin) missing and she is a full size lab, there should not be any side effects. If she had consumed many tablets, or consumes a single tablet on a regular basis (several days in a row) I would be concerned, especially due to potential zinc and iron toxicity.

Again, a single multi-vitamin for a healthy 50 pound dog should not result in side effects. You can as a precaution add rice or canned pumpkin (1 Tbsp) to each meal to prevent subsequent diarrhea that may occur to a sensitive stomach. Remember to offer plenty of fresh water. Notify your vet if you notice any unusual symptoms such as lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.
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Hope this helps. Please let me know if you need additional information.

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