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He got a hold of some little chocolate donuts. He ate about…

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He got a hold of some little chocolate donuts. He ate about 6 or 7

Veterinarian's Assistant: 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?

Penny

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Penny?

She's a blue tick coon hound, 7 months old

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

How much does Penny, weight, please? The theobromine in the cocoa in those donuts would become toxic at a dose of ~1/16 ounce per pound of body weight. It's unlikely that there would be that much cocoa in 7 of those donuts.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
About 55lbs
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

Thank you. Penny didn't ingest 1/16 ounce per 55 lbs = 3.4 ounces of cocoa in those donuts. As with ingesting anything unusual transient gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea can arise but she wasn't intoxicated and will remain safe. There's no need to induce emesis or treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thank you.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
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