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Two dogs ate a bottle of 250 softgels of D3 2000 IU, One dog

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Two dogs ate a bottle of 250 softgels of D3 2000 IU, One dog weighs 48 lbs and the other 65 lbs and they are at the hospital where they induced vomiting and have them receiving intervenious fluids and charcoal medication.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: bohdi age 1 and maisy age 3
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about bohdi?
Customer: no - testing shows he has higher potassium now but within normal limits. What are the outcome with your experience?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 8 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Now I have to say that I am very glad that they have been hospitalized after such a high dose. The reason is because while even low doses can cause GI upset, vomiting, and diarrhea; the higher doses can also cause weakness and clotting issues (which can lead to spontaneous bleeding and is why this is actually used as rodent poison in high doses), and damage the kidneys. So, you have done right to get them in and hopefully the induced vomiting brought most of these back up and the charcoal has bound the rest. From here, we'd want to keep an eye on the potassium, they kidney parameters, and their clotting factors. But if treatment was prompt and we have removed most of that Vitamin D from affecting them with that intervention in the hospital, then they do have a good chance of making a full recovery here.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.


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