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I'm visiting my son. And had my chlorella vitamins. About

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Hi, I'm visiting my son. And had my chlorella vitamins. About 250 of them. And his corgi eat them
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?
Customer: He is a corgi. He eat 250'pills of chlorella vitamins?
JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?
Customer: He's acting fine.
JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: No. Just worried about him eating so much of the Chiorella
JA: OK. Nothing visually obvious. Is the dog eating normally?
Customer: Yes
JA: OK. No appetite problems. Is the dog having trouble peeing or pooing?
Customer: No. Just took him out. Peed and pooped just fine.
JA: OK. No obvious problems there. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: No. I'm just worried.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I don't see vitamin D3 on the ingredient list so that removes the most worrisome of the supplements when ingested in excess however ingesting 250 pills can't be good for him even if they only cause gastrointestinal distress which I would expect after his ingesting such a large amount of an unusual "food". If he ingested these within 2 hours, I would induce emesis with 3% hydrogen peroxide dosed at 5 mL (one measuring teaspoon) per 5 lbs of body weight with a small poultry baster placed between his cheek teeth and cheek. He should vomit within 15 minutes. If not, the same dose should be readministered. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin

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