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He's a 13lb shipoo and he ate about 2 tablespoons of kinder

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He's a 13lb shipoo and he ate about 2 tablespoons of kinder egg chocolate tonight approx 6-7pm.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Princeton and 11
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Princeton
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Princeton?
Customer: No he's eating, drinking has pee and pooped ok. He had a small bit of vomit around 9pm And in good spirits
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but wanted to touch base with you about Princeton.

This is thankfully a very low dose of chocolate and unlikely to cause serious issue. If anything, we could see mild GI upset (vomiting, diarrhea) with this. So, in Princeton's case, you can just plan to monitor for today. As well to offset any GI upset, you can consider offering a light diet option. Examples of an easily digestible diet include cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, scrambled egg, or meat baby food (as long as its free from garlic or onion powder). Ideally, we want to offer this as small frequent meals to keep the stomach settled. Further to this, if we see any nausea, we can also treat with an antacid like Pepcid (More Info/Dose @http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/famotidine-pepcid) or Zantac (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/ranitidine-hcl-zantac). Whichever you use, we'd give this 20 minutes before food to allow absorption and of course double check with your vet before use if your wee one has any known health issues or is on any medications you haven't mentioned. But again this is a very small dose of chocolate and we'd only expect a bit of gut upset if anything at all.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.

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