Has your dog eaten a vitamin E pill? Are you worried the vitamin E pill could make your dog sick? If so, then you’ve come to the right place.
We’ve put together some information about vitamin E and if this can be toxic to your do or not. Let’s get started!
What is Vitamin E?
Vitamin E is a vitamin that dissolves in fat, and it’s found in many foods, including meat, poultry, eggs, fruits, and more. It’s also available as a supplement you can buy at most grocery stores, health food stores, and pharmacies.
Vitamin E works to regulate the proper functioning of many organs in the body. It’s also an antioxidant, which means it can slow down cell damage. It also works to support vision, reproduction, brain health, and more.
Vitamin E has been found to help:
- Liver disease
- Prostate cancer
This is a very beneficial vitamin for humans, but what about dogs?
Vitamin E & Dogs
Vitamin E has some of the same health benefits for dogs as it does for us. In fact, this vitamin is sometimes prescribed for dogs that have flaky, dry skin. It can also help with some fur issues. In dogs, vitamin E can also help low energy, weakness, and more.
Most of the time, dogs are able to get enough vitamin E from their diet. So, there’s no need to supplement unless the vet advises you to do so.
Is it possible for a dog to overdose on vitamin E? Yes, but this is rare because the vitamin is water-soluble, which means any excess vitamin E is excreted by the kidneys. Even so, too much vitamin E can thin the blood, which can lead to bruising or a wound that won’t stop bleeding.
If your dog has eaten a large amount of vitamin E, you should watch for these symptoms:
If your dog is showing these symptoms, then you should call the vet right away. They will be able to advise you on whether or not they need to see your dog now.
In most cases, your dog will be just fine after eating too much vitamin E. However, if you have any concerns or worries, do call the vet for advice.
To prevent this problem in the future, it’s a good idea to store all vitamins and medications in a locked cabinet your dog can’t access. For dogs who can climb, you may need to store vitamins and medicines in a high cabinet. Our fur babies can sometimes be very creative when they really want something!
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