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My dog ate 4-5 tablets of the Airborne cold remedy. He ...

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My dog ate 4-5 tablets of the Airborne cold remedy. He seems OK, according to my wife. Should we take him to the vet? Poison Control? Thanks!
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 10 years ago.
This contains Splenda as a sweetener (sucralose) and that is considered as generally tolerated by a dog.
The vitamins might be an issue with such a high dose of vitamin A etc. This site goes over vitamin toxicity in dogs
http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?articleid=712
and this has more
http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=2&articleid=710
If he just ate them within the last hour you can see if you can get him to vomit them up. 3% hydrogen peroxide can be used for this. You can read on this site how to use the peroxide to induce vomiting
http://www.petplace.com/dogs/how-to-induce-vomiting-emesis-in-dogs/page1.aspx
Hope this helps you!