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our Beagle just ate 2 large chocolate cookie bars with cream

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our Beagle just ate 2 large chocolate cookie bars with cream cheese, will this hurt her??
Submitted: 9 months ago via Vet.com.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name isXXXXX am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions to be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How much does Annie weigh?
2- Do you have hydrogen peroxide?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.

about 35lbs, no peroxide

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.
Ed, is not likely for 2 chocolate cookies with cream cheese to be systemically toxic in a 35 lbs Annie. But, because of the fat and sugar content they can cause vomiting and diarrhea. If she develops vomiting or diarrhea this is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. Start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg every 12 hours for 2-3 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.
2- No food or water for 8-12 hours. Give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest.
3- After 8-12 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep her on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.

Symptoms to watch for as far as chocolate toxicity:
If she becomes hyperactive, muscle tremors, changes in respiration, etc. have her checked immediately by ER veterinarian, these are symptoms that could progress to life threatening seizures or cardiac arrhythmias. If no symptoms after 24 hours (especially the first 12 hours), she will be fine.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back. I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!

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Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.
Hi Ed,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Annie. How is everything going?

Dr. Peter
Customer: replied 9 months ago.


Everything was fine, she never vomited or anything, thanks for your help

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.
Great!

You're welcome.

Dr. Peter

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