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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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About an hour ago my 5 lb Yorkie ate my vitamins and two

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About an hour ago my 5 lb Yorkie ate my vitamins and two stool softeners. The viatmins included 2 d3 5000 iu gel caps and coq10 300mg, fish oil and a tumeric capsule. We successfully induced vomiting with 2 mls of hydrogen peroxided about 1/2 hour after she ate them. The throw up was full of tuereic but I saw no whole capsules. She is sleeping now and seems fine. Any advice?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: She is 4 yrs old, very healthy and active.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

You did just what you should have done. My primary concern is the vitamin D3 which can cause renal failure if ingested in excess. The most common form of D3 - cholecalciferol - becomes toxic at ~1800 IU/lb. She ingested 10,000 IU/5 lbs = 2000 IU/lb but you induced emesis which should have reduced the ingestion significantly. Watch for increased water intake and urine output, vomiting and anorexia - the signs of renal failure which can arise 12-72 hours after ingestion. If there's any question that she's not "quite right", have her vet check a fasted BUN, creatinine, and serum phophorus level - indicators of renal health.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin