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Our 50 pound dog ate within the last couple of hours, we

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our 50 pound dog ate within the last couple of hours, we think, probably
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: Ollie is 2. We think she age anywhere from 4-6 ounces of milk chocolate
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Ollie?
Customer: No - except she eats everything!
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 months ago.

Mary, 4-6 ounces of milk chocolate will not be life-threatening to Ollie; she may vomit or get diarrhea otherwise she will be fine. I would keep an eye on her for the next 24 hours, if she vomits or gets diarrhea this is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or Imodium. Start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg tablet every 12 hours for 1-2 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.

2- No food or water for 8-12 hours. Need to 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 a small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.

4- If she continues to vomit after doing the above she will need to be seen by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination. Symptoms that would require an ER vet visit are abdominal swelling, pale gums, hyperactivity, muscle tremors, etc.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

Dr. Peter

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 months ago.
Hi Mary,

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

Dr. Peter