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Our dog just ate a cupcake and the liner. He is almost 40

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Our dog just ate a cupcake and the liner. He is almost 40 pounds. What should we do?
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?
Customer: Kuechly
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Kuechly?
Customer: He is 6 months old
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 2 months ago.

Hi. My name is***** Thank you for your question. What kind of cupcake was this? Did it have any sugarless things on it or a lot of chocolate? What was the liner made of?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
It was a chocolate cupcake with some type of oreo topping. It was a shinny liner, not paper, but not quite aluminum either
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 2 months ago.

Ok. This is one of those situations where the amount of chocolate in that single cupcake for a guy his size shouldn't be an issue. That material of cupcake liner isn't the most worrisome of materials, but could it become a blockage. It would be easy to make him vomit and try to get it out so it wouldn't be an issue. 3% hydrogen peroxide is a pretty safe thing to give and it is typically dosed at 5 mls per 10 pounds. So a 40 pound dog would get 20 mls (and it can be mixed with some milk to make it go down better). In about 5-10 minutes with some jiggling and walking, they typically vomit. If it doesn't come up, then waiting and watching for vomiting down the road is what is typically done.