Cannoli got at my children's melatonin gummies this evening.  We're pretty sure they are fine for him but my wife is concerned and waiting on hold with pet poison control.  There isn't xzilotol in them and I think all the other ingredients are fine but wanted to check just to be sure.  We're not sure how many gummies he had (if any) but my guess is somewhere between 0-5 based on how many are left in the container and how many I'm guessing my kids have had since we bought the bottle.  There is 1 mg of melatonin per gummy.

The label says it contains organic tapioca syrup, organic cane sugar, purified water, organic seaweed extract, citric acid, tri-sodium citrate, natural colors, and natural flavors.

Does NOT contain animal products, soy, wheat, gluten, yeast, salt, corn, milk, artificial flavors, colorings, or preservatives.

Should I be concerned?  Thanks so much!

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  • I'm not positive, but I don't think any of those ingredients are toxic for dogs. I know tapioca isn't harmful for them, not sure about tapioca syrup. Sugar is okay in small amounts, seaweed is fine, citric acid is in dog foods, no way to know what's in those natural colors and flavors but unless it's grapes it shouldn't be harmful, the trisodium citrate is not toxic but may cause loose stools.
    I'd watch him closely, but I don't think you need to be concerned. 

    • Thanks Karen.  My wife was very concerned so she waited for poison control which basically said the same thing.  Can't believe they charged $75 for less than a 5 minute phone call with a representative. 

      This Doodle is going to wreak havoc on our retirement...

      • I'm about 2 years short in my retirement account from my doodle's health related costs, lol. But he was worth every penny. :)

      • Luna once ate a full play doh container, poison control basically said she should be fine, she threw up the play doh about 20 min later lol.  Big waste of $90 haha.  At least she was ok.

  • As for the melatonin itself, here's some info:

    Melatonin for Dogs: Is It Safe? | petMD
    While melatonin is regarded as safe for most dogs, it’s still important to talk to your veterinarian before administering it to your pet. Find out th…
  • Just for reference, sometimes the 24 hour emergency vet is able to give you information about toxins without making you call poison control. When Katie chewed on the Magic Eraser they told me it wasn't toxic. I wouldn't recommend letting them eat a Magic Eraser, but it did save me the charge for poison control.

    • You're lucky to have a helpful 24 hr vet facility in your area. Here, they will not give you any info on the phone. It's always "bring him in." As if I would set foot in that hell hole again. And Cannoli lives in my area. 

      • It's too bad you don't have another option for an emergency vet. We have several. I've called them on more than one occasion for things that I knew were stupid, but I was worried about anyway. They've always been willing to give me phone suggestions. Now, if it's a real emergency I'm not calling, I'm just going in. But I can't say a single bad thing about them. I'm so glad they're around because weird things only happen in the middle of the night.

        • I DID have another option at the time Jack was murdered, but that place is now closed. There are a couple of other places that are further away, but I would use them anyway. heck, I could have had him at the Univ. of IL vet school in the time it took the place near me to do anything for him, and U of I is 3 and a half hours away. 

      • When we brought Luna to the ER for a play doh incident they told us to just call poison control since it would be cheaper than seeing one of their vets :p we called them in the lobby just in case she did need induced vomiting but it was ok.

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