calcipotriol, Vitamin D3, cholecalciferol, Taclonex, Dovonex, psoriasis cream
Toxicity to pets
Calcipotriene, a source of Vitamin D, is an ingredient commonly found in a topical human medication for psoriasis. Calcipotriene is available under brand names like Taclonex and Dovonex. Ingestion of these topical creams can be deadly – and costly – to dogs and cats, as it results in a life-threateningly high calcium level in the body. This high calcium then results in acute kidney failure and potentially chronic renal failure in dogs and cats.
If you suspect your dog or cat chewed into a tube of psoriasis cream and were exposed to calcipotriene, call your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline® immediately for life-saving treatment advice.
The content of this page is not veterinary advice. A number of factors (amount of substance ingested, size of the animal, allergies, etc.) determine what is toxic to a particular pet. If you think your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, call Pet Poison Helpline or seek immediate veterinary treatment.