Cat Chat forum: cat ate vitamin D 1000 iu

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HaroldS
Feb 23, 2011 10:11 AM CST
Glendale, Arizona
One of our cats ate my wife's 1000 iu vitamin D pill last night. We've watched him carefully and he doesn't seem to be worse for it.
Is there any information available about this?
ImageZencat
Feb 23, 2011 11:08 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah
This is the best thing I found. I would make a call to the vet just to be sure. How is kitty now?

http://www.cat-world.com.au/vitamin-d-toxicosis-in-cats

This is only for daily suppliments not a one time thing.
HaroldS
Feb 23, 2011 12:33 PM CST
Glendale, Arizona
Thanks for the info. I really appreciate it.
He seems fine. Since we were watching him like a hawk, we did notice him drinking water a couple of times last night, but then again we never actually monitored his water drinking that much. He takes his Cosequin pill when we just offer it to him, but this was a little round jell cap so I don't know how he would think it was his Cosequin pill. He's a big strong cat that seems to take everything in stride. We'll call the vet but I'm sure they will want to do all sorts of expensive tests. Thanks again.
ImageZencat
Feb 23, 2011 10:47 PM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah
I'm assuming it's been 24 hours now? He is still fine?
HaroldS
Feb 24, 2011 11:07 AM CST
Glendale, Arizona
Oh yes. He is fine. Into everything as usual. We just won't put our pills out until we are ready to take them. Thanks for your concern.
ImageZencat
Feb 24, 2011 11:19 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah
Glad to hear it!
ImageRuns_With_Scissors
Feb 25, 2011 1:35 PM CST
Name: Barb ~~~~~~~
Phoenix Arizona
Unfortunately I have had to deal with pets eating pills they shouldn't. Your 1st call should be poison control. They can let you know immediately if it is necessary to get to the Vet ER. Also have something on hand to induce vomit. Just inducing vomit immediately can mean the difference of life and death by the time you get to ER with certain medications.

Sooo glad your kitty is doing fine =^..^=
HaroldS
Feb 26, 2011 8:33 PM CST
Glendale, Arizona
Thanks! Gotta get that poison control number on the refrig. What induces vomiting in cats? I tried sticking my finger down his throat. Didn't do anything except annoy him. This was a jell cap and he was chewing it so I assume it would be liquid right away.
ImageZencat
Feb 26, 2011 10:01 PM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah
I don't know the answer to that one. Another call to the vet might be in order. If you do call, let us know what the vet says.
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