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My dog chewed off the cap of a bottle of Denamarin and ate

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My dog chewed off the cap of a bottle of Denamarin and ate approximately 30 tablets. She weighs less than 20 lbs. Should I make her throw it up? Or take her to the emergency vet? She's acting fine (albeit very guilty) and was excited about eating her dinner before I found the destroyed bottle.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Siri - she's a 5 year old miniature schnauzer And very naughty!
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Siri?
Customer: No. She's otherwise healthy. The meds were for her mom who is 12

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Thankfully, overdoses of this product are unlikely to cause significant morbidity (severity of symptoms). Gastrointestinal effects as evidenced by inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea may be seen but shouldn't need to be treated. There's no need to induce emesis or treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Even at that dosage? That's about 30 times more than she should have for her weight.

Yes, even at that dosage. The silymarin and SAMe in that product are essentially nontoxic. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
That's great news. Thanks! I'll keep an eye on her but I'm grateful for your answer.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I'll do that. Thanks

I appreciate it!

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