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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My cat may have eaten a multivitamin containing 14mg of

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Hi. My cat may have eaten a multivitamin containing 14mg of iron. Is that dangerous? She is between 4 and 5 kgs in weight
Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if your cat will be able to digest that. What is the cat's name?
Customer: Diva
Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Diva?
Customer: She may not have eaten it i may have misplaced it but would rather be sure. My local vet is closed. She seems fine but i am worried. She is a healthy cat.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I have the bottle that the tablet came from here, is there any other parts of a multivitamin that could be dangerous that i should tell you the amount of?

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No, less than 20 mg per kg of body weight of ionizable iron is nontoxic. That would be equivalent to 80 - 100 mg for Diva.

Vitamin D is the only other ingredient of concern but it would take greater than 4,000 IU per kg of body weight to cause kidney damage. That would be equivalent to 16,000 - 20,000 IU for Diva.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thank you so much! There is 5ug of vitamin D3 per tablet so she is safe?

You're quite welcome. 5 ug = 200 IU, a tiny and safe dose for Diva. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I have sent a photograph of the bottle to you.

A lovely bottle with nothing of concern for Diva!

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Oh thank goodness, i appreciate your response.

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