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Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian
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My dog weighs 18 pounds and has eaten 3 of my Vitamin D

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My dog weighs 18 pounds and has eaten 3 of my Vitamin D pills. They are 50,000 units and Vitamin D2 1.25mg. Is this dangerous for him? What should I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.

Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

An overdose of Vitamin D can be very serious for your sweet guy. If this has been within 2 hrs, induce vomiting by giving your guy peroxide at 3 tablespoons....if he has not vomited within 15 minutes, do it can safely do this 3 times. This will remove all of this toxic material from your guy. If this has been longer than 2 hrs, take your guy to your vet who will perform a gastric lavage and possibly activated charcoal to get your guy past this.

This LINK will explain in more detail.

Does that make sense to you?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He has vomited everything in his stomach. What should I do now? Wait and watch for symptoms? What should I be looking for?
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.

That is perfect as long as it has been less than 2 hrs....most likely all of the toxic material has been removed. Watch for signs that are listed in the LINK I gave you but , in most cases, your guy will be fine. Your vet can also give activated charcoal but that may not be required. I believe your guy will be fine.