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Dog just ate about 50 or so Centrum VitaMints, they're mints not the regular vitamins and a small piece of milk

Hi. She just ate...

Hi. She just ate about 50 or so Centrum VitaMints, they're mints not the regular vitamins and a small piece of milk chocolate. She's about 60lbs. This happened less than an hour ago.

Veterinarian's Assistant: 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?

Pipper she's around 8-9 not sure.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Pipper?

She has allergies to food and grass, a sensitive stomach but otherwise ok.

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Sorry about the wait, I just logged on and saw this.

These multi vitamins are pretty safe. The most we typically see is vomiting/ diarrhea as they can upset the GI tract. These signs are typically self limiting and they'll resolve on their own over 12-24 hours without any specific therapy.

If the vomiting doesn't stop on it's own, then I would see a vet so they can treat supportively with fluids and anti-nausea meds (Cerenia).

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thanks so much for getting back to me. Should I make her throw up? What about vitamin D poisoning?

I would not induce vomiting.

It takes quite a bit of Vit D to cause toxicity. Usually more than what is in these multi vitamins. If you have the label to know how much is in each, I can do the math and make sure for you.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I would appreciate that a lot.
It says: 2 minty chewables, Servings per container 30.
Vitamin D 1000 IU (250% DV)

Ok, the conversion is 40,000 IU = 1 mg

These are 500 IU per chew. 50 chews would be 25,000 IU. That would be 0.6 mg.

The toxic dose in dogs is > 0.5 mg per kg. In a 60 lb/ 27 kg dog, it would take 13 mg to cause toxicity.

This amount is way below the amount needed to cause Vit D toxicity.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thank you so much! I have the worst luck when it comes to my dogs health that I sometimes overreact.
I really appreciate all your help especially so late at night.

No problem. Happy to help!

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