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My 14 wk shelter pup ate 1 Celebrate Calcium citrate chew.

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My 14 wk shelter pup ate 1 Celebrate Calcium citrate chew. She weighs about 15 pounds. Will this harm her?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

Don't be alarmed. A single dose of a calcium supplement - even an egregious one - won't intoxicate Lucy. The most dangerous and common ingestion of a supplement involves vitamin D which at doses of ~1800 IU per pound of body weight can result in acute renal failure. Be careful that such a supplement isn't where Lucy can find it! Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thank you.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.
Hi Jennifer,

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

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