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My 14 lb bichon ate about 75% of a chocolate protein bar (21

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My 14 lb bichon ate about 75% of a chocolate protein bar (21 grams of protein) - what should I do?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Leo, age 13.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Leo?
Customer: He has a small bacterial infection on his back that he is taking medication for.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Pet Doc replied 2 months ago.

Hi there,

Thanks for your question regarding your Bichon who at a protein bar. Were there any nuts in this bar? What sort of chocolate was this? Milk or dark? How many ounces was the bar? How much of that would have been chocolate? Did he eat the wrapper as well?

I will wait to hear from you.

Dr E

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Hi, thank you for replying so quickly. I have attached the nutrition info for the bar to this message for more help.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
The bar was 1.76 oz
Expert:  Pet Doc replied 2 months ago.

Hi again,

Thanks for your prompt reply. Luckily the ingredients in the protein bar are mostly non-toxic to dogs. The only issue is the chocolate component of the bar, but even if this was 1.5 ounces of pure milk chocolate, your boy would still be fine and we wouldn't expect any symptoms in a 14 pound dog. The other ingredients in the bar aren't toxic, but he could develop a little GI upset after this ingestion (unlikely, but potentially vomiting and diarrhea). For this reason, start your boy on a bland diet tonight. For this cooked, boneless skinless chicken breast and boiled white rice is ideal, and you could feed that for a couple of days. The ingestion of the protein bar won't interfere with his antibiotics he is on.

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Kind Regards,

Dr E

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Expert:  Pet Doc replied 2 months ago.

Hi again,

How is Leo doing now? Hopefully he is his usual self, or if not, I hope you managed to get him checked over. Let me know how you get on when you get a moment.

Kind Regards,

Dr E

Expert:  Pet Doc replied 2 months ago.
Hi,

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

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