What are Vitamin K1 Chewable Tablets for Dogs and Cats?
- Vitamin K1, also known as Phytonadione, is used in the treatment of warfarin overdose or toxicity.
- Warfarin is a medication used to help prevent blood clots and is considered an anticoagulant, and is used in some pest poisons.
- If too much warfarin is ingested, your pet can be susceptible to bleeding easier, and your pet may have a detrimental loss of blood.
- Vitamin K1 reverses the effects of warfarin and makes the blood clot more easily.
Why do cats and dogs use Vitamin K1?
- Vitamin K1, or Phytonadione, may be prescribed to help the body form clots and prevent bleeding.
- Vitamin K1 is often given after animals eat certain kinds of rat or mouse poison.
- Treatment with Vitamin K1 may be required for several weeks as some poisons remain in the body for a period of time.
What else should I know about Vitamin K1?
- Often prescribed after pets consume rat poisoning.
- Prescription required.
- If given by mouth, may not have a full effect until 6 to 12 hours later.
- May be given for several weeks as it may take several weeks for warfarin to be eliminated from the body.
- Giving with foods high in fat content is important for absorption.
- Usually well-tolerated.
What problems could my dog or cat have with Vitamin K1?
- Do not stop giving Vitamin K1 without talking with your veterinarian as bleeding may occur. If you miss a dose, give it as soon you remember. If it is time to give the next dose, give two doses.
- Your veterinarian may ask you to keep your dog or cat quiet while they are being treated with Vitamin K1 to help prevent bleeding.
How do you use Vitamin K1?
- Vitamin K1 should be given with high fat meals to improve its absorption into the body. Follow your veterinarian's directions.
- Your veterinarian will need to perform blood tests and exams while your dog or cat is taking Vitamin K1. These tests and visits are important.
What is in Vitamin K1?
- The antidote or supplement Vitamin K1 is also known as Phytonadione.
- Phytonadione is needed for the blood to clot normally.
Will I get what I see in the picture?
- Vitamin K1 is sold as an FDA approved generic drug. Brand may vary from order to order and variation to variation. We are unable to guarantee which brand will be available at the time of order shipment.
Is it important for my dog or cat to finish all of the Vitamin K1?
- Dogs and cats may use Vitamin K1 for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.
- Do not stop giving Vitamin K1 without talking with your veterinarian as bleeding may occur.
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Q & A
My vet prescribed this product and the instructions say to give it with a 'fatty meal'. What are some foods I could add to my dog's meal to constitute a 'fatty meal'??
Hello my dog ingested rat poison a month ago, thought I removed it all to find a bunch of those little blue poison capsules all over the floor. I'm still giving him vitamin k to this day. Is that a solution??
A primary use of Vitamin K1 in dogs is for the treatment of inadvertent ingestion of rat or mouse poison. The dose and duration of Vitamin K1 therapy will be determined by your veterinarian. Additional supportive measures may also be required depending on symptoms exhibited by your pet upon presentation to the veterinarian. Laboratory testing will also be required to monitor the progress of treatment. If you believe your dog has ingested more poison since the initial evaluation and the beginning of treatment, you will need to let your veterinarian know right away. Your veterinarian may require additional monitoring and additional length of treatment to ensure a proper outcome for your dog. Thank you, VetRxDirectCommunity Answer
how long should you get k1 to do youur dog, and how much and will I need a prescription?
You will need a prescription from a veterinarian and the dosing instructions are given by the veterinarian. Thank you, VetRxDirectCommunity Answer
Do you carry liquid form of vitaiin K1?
No, we only have the capsules and chewable tablets. Thank you, VetRxDirectCommunity Answer
I need to give my dogs Vitamin K1 since one at rat poison and I am not sure of the others. How do I know how much to give each dog? weights vary from 67 pounds to 10 pounds. Do you have to have a prescription to order this??
Yes, this medication does require a prescription. Your veterinarian will have to prescribe this medication as well as give dosing instructions for each pet. Thank you, VetRxDirectCommunity Answer
Will this work for dcon ..my package says contains brodifacoum an anticoagulant I saw other ingredients listed ..?
If your pet consumes d-CON, a rodent control product, immediately contact your veterinarian or the toll free number located on the product package for further assistance. Vitamin K is used for the treatment of anticoagulant rodenticide toxicity and the course of therapy will depend on the veterinarian’s assessment of your pet’s symptoms. Thank you, VetRxDirectCommunity Answer
Hi, Do you have a vitamin k1 chewable for rodents? If not, can the one for dogs and cats be used at a smaller dosage for poison control purposes??
Ozne, Vitamin K1 is available in a couple strengths and is dosed based on the weight of your pet. VetRxDirect does not have a Vitamin K1 specifically formulated for rodents. If your pet has been exposed to rodenticide agents we recommend contacting your pet's veterinarian as soon as possible. The treatment regimen will vary depending on your pet’s exposure. The Vitamin K1 tablets are splittable and can be divided to create a smaller dose, if your pet's veterinarian prescribes a lower dose. Thank you, VetRxDirectCommunity Answer