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She just ate a 150 mg capsule of calcium supplement - is she in danger? She is 55-58 lbs.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?

She is 8 and healthy.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Don't give it a second thought. That's a very small dose of calcium for a dog of her size which will go unnoticed. There's no need to induce emesis or treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns.

(To give you an idea of dosing, a toy breed might receive 1,250 mg of calicum carbonate as a supplement for chronic hypocalcemia - low serum calcium level.)

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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

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