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My 5 lb chihuahua ate a 5000 unit d3 n a gel cap. Will she

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My 5 lb chihuahua ate a 5000 unit d3 n a gel cap. Will she b ok or do I need to take her to emerg vet?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

The most common form of vitamin D3 is cholecalciferol. It can cause acute renal failure if ingested in amounts greater than 1800 IU/lb. Your 5 lb Pea ingested 5000 IU/5 lbs or 1000 IU/lb. I expect her to remain unaffected and so inducing emesis or treating in any manner isn't indicated. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.