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I put an empty chocolate cake pan in my dishwasher and my kitty Sammy ate a couple crumbs that had fallen out of pan.

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Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Kara, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Kara, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I understand that you are concerned about Sammy eating a few chocolate cake crumbs.

Chocolate can be toxic for dogs and cats.

But the toxicity is dose dependent, which means they must eat a certain amount per pound of body weight to get sick.

Even a small kitty would NOT get sick from eating a few crumbs of chocolate cake.

Symptoms of chocolate toxicity include drooling, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, and when larger amounts are eaten hyper-excitability and an elevated heart rate. At much higher amounts we can see muscle tremors and possible seizures.

But I would not expect any of those signs from a few bites/crumbs of cake.

The high fat and sugar are more likely to cause some stomach upset, but honestly if he just ate a few crumbs I would not expect any effects at all.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Kara, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Kara, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Hello, I wanted to make sure that you didn't have any further questions for me, and I'd like to know how things turned out for your kitty. If you could give me an update that would be great, thank you, ***** *****

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