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Debby
, my dog just drank about 5 oz of chocolate

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Customer: debby
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Customer: my dog just drank about 5 oz of chocolate almond milk. should i be concerned?
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 11 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Now there tends to be very little chocolate in these types of products, so the risk here is low for your lass. The only issue we could see with this is stomach upset (appetite loss, vomiting, diarrhea).Therefore, in this case, we'd just want to monitor her and start some supportive care. To start, you can put her onto a light/easily digestible diet. Examples you can use are cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, cottage cheese, scrambled eggs, or meat baby food (as long as its garlic/onion free). Otherwise, if she shows and signs of nausea, you can also treat with an antacid like Pepcid (More Info/Dose @http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/famotidine-pepcid) or Zantac (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/ranitidine-hcl-zantac).

Overall, this is a low risk situation for your lass. So, we'd just use the above to keep her stomach settled after this little misadventure.

All the best,

Dr. B.

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