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Vitamin D supplements

Severity scale:
Caution
This toxin is considered to be a moderate risk. However, your pet's medical history, age, weight, and breed could put him/her at higher risk. It is advised that you contact whiskerDocs or your primary veterinarian for further guidance about any steps you may need to take to ensure your pet's safety. If you choose to, you may monitor your pet closely, but the onset or worsening of any of the below symptoms warrants a trip to the emergency room.

Vitamin D is something humans can benefit from, and since many of us do not get enough from sunlight alone, supplements are available. Unfortunately, high levels of Vitamin D cannot be excreted by our pets, and therefore accidental ingestion, especially in large amounts, can prove very dangerous. Vitamin D can be found in multivitamins, D2 or D3 tablets, capsules, or liquids, and can also be found in psoriasis creams. Psoriasis formulations can be deadly, while regular supplements can cause moderate symptoms depending on the amount ingested.

Toxic to: 
Dogs and Cats
Formulations: 
Vitamin D2, D3, vitamin tablets or liquid, and psoriasis
Symptoms: 
Lack of appetite, increased thirst/urination, dehydration, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
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