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My 7 month old dog named Penny, is a King Charles cavalier

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My 7 month old dog named Penny, is a King Charles cavalier who is about 13 pounds. She ate about a half a piece of regular cheesecake today (maybe with strawberries and whipped cream) that my dad left out. That was about an hour ago and she's acting normally for now. Should I take her to the vet?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 month ago.

Friend, regular cheesecake, and strawberries are not toxic to dogs. But, it can cause gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, etc. I would recommend you observe her if she vomits or develops diarrhea this is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or Imodium. Start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg 1/4 tablet every 12 hours for the next 2-3 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.

2- No food or water for 8-12 hours. Need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest.

3- After 8-12 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer a small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.

4- If she continues to vomit after doing the above she will need to be seen by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.

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