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Hi. I’m Dr. Denise, a licensed veterinarian. I’d like to help with your concerns regarding your Catahoula.
Unfortunately, all three of those cookies can be toxic to dogs (Chocolate, Raisins and Macadamia nuts).
I would recommend emergency care for him as ASPCA Animal Poison control recommends activated charcoal to absorb the toxins from all three ingredients.
For a dog his size, the chocolate ingestion will likely only cause vomiting/diarrhea.
The raisin toxicity (kidney disease) and macadamia nut toxicity (Depression, vomiting, weakness/stumbling), tremors, and hyperthermia) however can occur at low doses of these items.
At best, ***** ***** have some GI symptoms (vomiting/diarrhea) and need some activated charcoal and supportive care.
With raisins, treatment for acute ingestion (e.g. induce vomiting, activated charcoal) followed by IV fluids at twice maintenance for 36-72 hours should be instituted for observed acute ingestion. Renal function should be monitored for several days. If there is no renal damage after 3 days, the animal will likely remain unaffected.
Also, not every dog or cat is susceptible - many animals can tolerate large quantities of grapes or raisins without problems. Nobody knows what the patient risk factors are (other than ingestion).
With macadamia nuts: The prognosis in most cases is extremely good as most dogs return to normal within 24 to 48 hours. Potential complications could be obstruction, pancreatitis, gastritis or enteritis.
I agree that is a great plan to take him in. He will most likely do very well, but there are so many unknowns with grape/raisin toxicity (how much is a toxic dose, which dogs will be susceptible) that it is worth have the intervention instead of waiting.
I wish you all the best!
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