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My 1 year old cat ate a 500mg magnesium oxide capsule.

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My 1 year old...

My 1 year old cat ate a 500mg magnesium oxide capsule. Should I be woried?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if the cat will be able to digest that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the cat?

She weighs about 10 pounds.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Deb, Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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Hello, I'm Dr. Deb and will do my best to help with this concern about your cat.

Please give me a few minutes to type back a response for you. Deb

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Deb, Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

It's unlikely that ingestion of this amount of magnesium oxide will cause any significant issues for her; it certainly isn't a toxic dose. She'd have to ingest over 2000 mg for this to be a serious issue.

She might develop gi symptoms such as vomiting (usually within 30 minutes or so) or possibly diarrhea (usually after 12-24 hours) but this is about all that I'd expect to see.

She should be fine and I hope this helps to reassure you about her. Deb

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Deb, Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Hello, again.

I'm just following up on your cat. How are things going with her? Deb

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