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My dog swallowed half a cup of dark chocolate mousse' She's…

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My dog swallowed half...

My dog swallowed half a cup of dark chocolate mousse'

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?

She's 5 months and her name is*****: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Nala?

7 months

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Hi. I’m Dr. Denise, a licensed veterinarian. Welcome to JustAnswer! I’d like to help with your concerns regarding Nala. How much does she weigh?

How long ago did she eat the mousse?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
20-30 minutes ago.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Ok, how much does she weigh?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
25-35 pounds
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Ok, with mousse there is so much air in the whipping process that it can be hard to quantify the chocolate content and if it is a toxic amount. Given that it was dark chocolate, I recommend erring on the side of caution and inducing her to vomit.

Do you have hydrogen peroxide?

She will need about 30ml = 2 Tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide orally.

Then walk her inside on a leash with a garbage bag to catch her vomit.

If she does not vomit within 10-15 min of the hydrogen peroxide, she can have a second dose.

It is important that she vomit to the point of dry heaving, to know that her stomach is empty.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Any success to induce her to vomit?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Denise Cudiamat
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