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My large golden retreiver ate a piece of choc cake from a

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my large golden retreiver ate a piece of choc cake from a back pack. (not dark) and a bunch of cheez-itz
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: Lassen. 4 years, about 85 plus lbs.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Lassen?
Customer: heis healthy and sleeping- ate it about 2 hours ago. We found the broken into back pack.
Submitted: 9 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Scott Perry replied 9 days ago.
Hi. My name is***** and I am a veterinarian that can answer your question. Do you happen to know about how much chocolate was swallowed and how long ago it occurred?
Expert:  Scott Perry replied 9 days ago.
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Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Several hours maybe 1/2 cup of cake
Expert:  Scott Perry replied 9 days ago.
Assuming the amount of chocolate ingested was less than 12 ounces, he should be fine and not show any signs of upset stomach. Since it has been more than 1-2 hours, it will not likely be helpful to induce vomiting. However, you may help to reduce the potential for diarrhea by giving activated charcoal, which helps to "bind up" the chocolate that is in the intestine. You can find this at a human pharmacy. Otherwise, I would recommend to feed small amounts of a bland diet (i.e. boiled chicken, rice, potatoes) for the next 2-3 days.
Expert:  Scott Perry replied 9 days ago.

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