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my dog ate about 6 chocolate chip cookies on accident. should

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my dog ate about 6 chocolate chip cookies on accident. should i take her in?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Christian K. replied 5 years ago.

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This is Dr. Christian.

  • Can you tell me how big the cookies were and was there a lot of chocolate in them?
  • How much does your dog weigh?
  • When did she eat them?
  • How old is she and does she have any medical conditions?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
not very big. maybe six to eight chips per cookie. she's a 44 lb, 14 month old springer with no complications. she ate them about 30 minutes ago off the counter while i wasent looking.
Expert:  Dr. Christian K. replied 5 years ago.

Thanks for the information. That's one sneaky dog. Luckily it would take a large amount of chocolate to affect a dog her size. Much more than what is present in the cookies so you shouldn't have anything to worry about. Here's a link with more about chocolate toxicity: http://www.petplace.com/dogs/chocolate-toxicity/page1.aspx

The worse case scenario is probably vomiting and diarrhea. These may develop over the next day or so. I would feed her a regular meal of dog food right now to "dilute" out the cookies and then monitor her closely. If you have more questions please let me know.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thank you so much for the peace of mind. She's very special to us. Now we can sleep easy tonight.

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