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My dog ate a e.l fudge cookie

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My dog ate a e.l fudge cookie
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

Can you please tell me how much fudge in ounces, how long ago, and how much Abbie weighs? Thank you

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I am so sorry if you are having difficulties with the chat command

Tonight please be monitoring for symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, increased excitement, water intake increase, muscle tremors, lethargy

If you see muscle tremors, vomiting is not subsiding, or hyper excitability then please consider a veterinary er because these can be issues with chocolate toxicity. But if you see gi upset only then this should pass within the next 24 hours

Typically chocolate toxicity symptoms peak at 4-6 hours so if you pass this mark without symptoms then she should be just fine but taking a few precautions tonight:

- Pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg per pound every 12 hours for 3 days
- Leash walks to help the chocolate pass more readily of >15 minutes
- Tomorrow bland diet of white rice and lean boiled meat such as chicken in small more frequent meals but waiting at least 12 hours after vomiting has subsided if she shows this symptom

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I wanted to check in on Abbie after you asked your question last night. How is she doing? Did she have any issues with the fudge cookie? I would love an update when you re able...

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