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My dog ate a cake, not chocolate ....she seams sluggish and

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My dog ate a cake, not chocolate ....she seams sluggish and warm
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 2 years ago.

Hello and welcome,

This is just a quick note to let you know that I am locked on to your question and am working on it now.

My name is***** and I am a small animal vet with many years experience and rest assured I will do my best to answer your question to your satisfaction today. However before I can start I need a little more information to make things clearer for me so could you please answer the following :

1. How long ago did she eat the cake?

You can then expect a written reply sometime within the next fifteen minutes or so.We also have the option to talk things over by telephone or via an internet service such as Skype if this is more convenient for you. Please get back to me if this is more suitable for you. { There is a small extra charge for phone calls }


Dr Scott

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
About 3 hours ago
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 2 years ago.

Hello again and thanks for waiting.

I have worked out an answer for you below ...

1. It is unfortunately now too late to try and recover the cake by inducing vomiting as this should be done within the first hour after the cake was eaten, so all you can do is to sit things out. But thankfully I would not expect too much of a problem in most such cases.

2. The main this is that the cake did not contain any ingredients such as chocolate which can be toxic to dogs. What you can expect is that the dog will experience some degree of indigestion over the next five or six hours and have a bloated sleepy feeling, after that a mild transient bout of vomiting and / or diarrhoea may occur.

3. What to do is just to monitor your dog for present, starve her for the next 12 hours but make sure she has access to water and then keep her on small light frequent meals for a couple of days. Of course if any odd symptoms do set in then have her checked over by an ER vet without delay, however most dogs will be just fine.

I hope I have covered your question fully enough but if you would like further clarification or to talk things over a bit more then I will be on-line for the next hour or so and I will be more than pleased to continue working with you.


Dr Scott.
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Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 2 years ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr Scott Nimmo