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Old 11-14-05, 12:45 AM   #1
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Dog people, please help? Dog ate prenatal vitamin

Hey folks

I know there are some pet owners on the board here. My wife called because she dropped her bottle of prenatal vitamins. The dog grabbed ahold of one and swallowed it before she could get him to give it up.

Anyone know if this is harmful? I found references on the web via google telling me everything from it'll kill him to purposely feeding them to dogs for certain illnesses.



He's a very small dog (Shih Tzu). If it was a big ol dog I wouldn't worry as much - and also, pre-natal vitamins are kinda supercharged vitamins. Anyone know anything about this?
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Old 11-14-05, 12:52 AM   #2
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Don't worry about it. Nothing will happen.
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Old 11-14-05, 01:04 AM   #3
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You will own the biggest, baddest Shih Tzu on the block.
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Old 11-14-05, 01:09 AM   #4
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You will own the biggest, baddest Shih Tzu on the block.
As soon as its milk comes in.
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Old 11-14-05, 01:11 AM   #5
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You have three options:

1. You can try to induce vomiting.
2. you can take the dog to ER and have them induce vomiting and give him Toxiban to keep any toxins in the body from doing much harm.
3. you can take your chances and not do anything.
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Old 11-14-05, 01:21 AM   #6
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You will own the biggest, baddest Shih Tzu on the block.


I'm no dog person (give me a good cat any day), but damn, our dog is the most cowardly dog I've seen. He barks at intruders, alright. From the safety of underneath the bed or behind the couch

Most pages I found made reference to feeding multivitamins to dogs as a health measure but warned they should use dog multivitamins, as human ones might have too many trace minerals. But I couldn't find anything conclusive, nor much on prenatal vitamins (except for one reference where they were feeding prenatals to dogs with bone growth problems).
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Old 11-14-05, 02:06 AM   #7
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If it is a prenatal vitamin with extra iron, take the dog to the ER vet, now.
I hope your little fella is alright.
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Old 11-14-05, 02:26 AM   #8
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You can also call the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control hotline at 1-888-426-4435. There is a $50 charge for a consultation, but the one time I called (one of my pets had eaten some chocolate), they told me that based on the amount eaten, I didn't have anything to worry about and they wouldn't charge me anything.
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Old 11-14-05, 07:49 AM   #9
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Always keep some low % hydrogen peroxide... a tablespoon will induce vomitting pretty quickly
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Old 11-14-05, 10:08 AM   #10
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perhaps you should call a vet and ask him/her
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Old 11-14-05, 12:24 PM   #11
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Yeah, IRON is the one thing that leapt to mind too... the other stuff is probably not harmful, but (especially since this is a small dog), I'd call a vet immediately. Make sure to have a list of what was in the vitamin. Is she sure that he only got one?
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Old 11-14-05, 12:39 PM   #12
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Update, please, Mr. GreenMonkey?
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Old 11-14-05, 12:51 PM   #13
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It will make him have green puppies.
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Old 11-14-05, 02:27 PM   #14
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perhaps you should call a vet and ask him/her
Nah, asking a forum of DVD fans makes the most sense.
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Old 11-14-05, 03:59 PM   #15
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My sister is a veterinary surgeon, and she says this: "I don't know what is in the vitamin but if it was just one pill he is probably okay."

So take it for what it's worth. I assume no liability. If the dog dies, it's kvrdave's fault for sending you negative energy.
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Old 11-14-05, 04:51 PM   #16
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perhaps you should call a vet and ask him/her
the logic is astounding
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Old 11-14-05, 05:01 PM   #17
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It never ceases to amaze me that people would ask the advice of forum members on a DVD-related site for veterinary advice.

If I thought my dog ate something toxic, I'd haul his skinny ass to the vet as soon as possible. I know people cringe when the usual kids/dogs comparison pops up, but honestly you have something under your care that depends on you to stay alive. Wouldn't it make sense to take it to a doctor? If you had a kid that ate something potentially toxic, I bet you wouldn't go running to this forum for advice before you hauled your kid to the doctor to get his stomach pumped.
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Old 11-14-05, 05:59 PM   #18
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I can't believe I got to it first, but unfortunately your dog will...

Now become pregnant.
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Old 11-15-05, 02:14 AM   #19
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My sister is a veterinary surgeon, and she says this: "I don't know what is in the vitamin but if it was just one pill he is probably okay."
Update:
That was kinda my logic. He seemed to be fine, and I found a site where they were feeding pre-natal vitamins to dogs on a regular basis for some sort of bone growth disease. I stayed up later than usual when I got home from my 3rd shift, he seemed normal.

If he'd have eaten more than 1 I would have been more concerned.

Looks like he's fine. Thanks for the input.
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