My Dog Ate Juice Plus Vitamins Will He Get Sick?
Juice Plus vitamins are a popular choice when it comes to packing nutrients into your daily routine. They’re said to be great to help you have a more balanced diet, which should improve your overall health.
These vitamins sound pretty harmless, but what happens if your dog eats them?
What are Juice Plus Vitamins?
Juice Plus vitamins are supplements that are supposed to help you stay healthy. They come in chewable or tablet form, and in packages that have enough vitamin doses for about 2-3 months. They’re advertised to help you “bridge the gap between what you should eat and what you do eat, every day, with added nutrition from a wide variety of plant-based ingredients.” In other words, these vitamins are packed with concentrated nutrients that come from fruits and veggies.
In short, these vitamins are to help keep your heart healthy, strengthen the immune system and lungs, as well as keeping your skin healthy.
The supplements contain the following ingredients:
- Orchard blend: apple, peach, cranberry, orange, papaya, acerola cherry, pineapple, prune, date, and beet.
- Garden blend: broccoli, parsley, tomato, carrot, garlic, beet, spinach, cabbage, oat bran, rice bran, and kale.
- Vineyard blend: raspberry, bilberry, blueberry, cranberry, pomegranate, concord grape, black current, blackberry, elderberry, artichoke, and cocoa.
The Juice Plus vitamins also contain calcium, vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids, soluble fiber, enzymes, dried probiotics, and folic acid.
All of that sounds good enough, but are these vitamins toxic for a dog?
Juice Plus Vitamins & Dogs
If your dog eats one vitamin, chances are he will be OK. Your dog may have some stomach upset and diarrhea, but these will be short-lived.
On the other hand, if he eats an entire package of the vitamins, then it’s advisable to call the vet. From our research it appears that vitamins C, A & E are not harmful if your dog has eaten the package of vitamins. Vitamin C is water soluble, which means that any excess will be eliminated through your dog’s urine. Vitamins E & A are fat soluble, but a one-time dose of this amount shouldn’t hurt your dog.
While it appears the Juice Plus vitamins won’t cause any toxicity issues, we still believe it’s best to call the vet if your canine companion has eaten several of these vitamins (or more). Each dog is unique and what doesn’t upset one dog’s system could make another dog quite sick.
Your vet will have the best information on next steps for your fur baby.