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Our dog ate a vitamin D pill. 2000 IU. Pajamas and 4 months,

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Our dog ate a vitamin D pill. 2000 IU.
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: Pajamas and 4 months
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Pajamas?
Customer: She weighs about 4-5 lbs
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 6 months ago.

Hello, I'm Dr. Kara. I have over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian and I'd like to help. Please give me a moment to review your concerns.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 6 months ago.

I'm sorry to hear that your pup ingested 2000 IU of vitamin D-3.

Your pup is 4-5 pounds, which is 1.82-2.27kgs (there are 2.2 pounds per kilogram)

A toxic dose of D-3 is 0.5mg per kilogram of body weight or 0.9-1.16mgs for your pup (0.5mg/kg X 1.82 kgs = 0.9 mgs, 0.5mg/kgs X 2.27kg = 1.13mgs)

2,000 IU = 50 micrograms = 0.05mgs (milligrams) of D-3 as there are 1,000 micrograms per milligram. Since 0.05mgs is less than 0.9mgs, she ate less than a toxic dose.

Your pup should be fine, other than possibly some mild stomach upset.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you!
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 6 months ago.

You are very welcome, have a great night.