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My dog just ate 6 500 mg calcium tablets. WHAT DO I DO shes

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My dog just ate 6 500 mg calcium tablets. WHAT DO I DO
she's 20 lbs. PLEASE HELP
Hello there. My name isXXXXX and I am sorry to hear Melby is trying to get into trouble. You should try to induce vomiting using hydrogen peroxide. Give her 1 tablespoon per 20 lbs of body weight. So she will need one tablespoon by mouth. You can use a turkey baster or gently poor the hydrogen peroxide so she swallows it. Repeat in 15 minutes if she does not vomit until she does vomit. Are they just calcium tablets or do they contain anything else? Does it contain vitamin d?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

it has 1000 iu of vitamin d, they are the gummy vitamins


6 g of sugars

1000 IU of vitamin d

500 mg of calcium

200 mg of phosphorus

15mg of sodium


can she die from this? is there anything else i can do?

Thank you for the info. The good news is the calcium itself will not cause much of a problem. Maybe just some upset tummy such as vomiting or loose stools, even mild constipation. So monitor her closely for that. The most concerning thing is the vitamin D which can cause kidney damage at high doses. She consumed around 6000IU total of Vitamin D, which is equal to 0.015 mg/kg which is well below the toxic level of vitamin D. So you should see no long term effects of eating this medication.
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So if you are unable to get her to vomit that is ok. Making her vomit at this point would just hopefully prevent some stomach upset tomorrow. But if it is causing her or you stress trying to do it then it is safe to stop now that we know there is no threat of overdose.
Hi Natalei,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Melby. How is everything going?

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