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My dog ate chocolate cake, 1 yr old 10 pounds, Puppy, She…

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My dog ate chocolate...

My dog ate chocolate cake

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?

1 yr old 10 pounds

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Puppy

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

She had diarrhea and vomit

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I️ do not have a car or means to take the dog to a vet. Can I️ give hydrogen peroxide
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I️ can not wait long as this is toxic to my dog please respond
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago
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Hi, I'm Dr. Beth - I will try to help though I do not have calling capability - how long ago did she eat it? Do you know about how much she ate?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

Was it a cake mix or something from scratch with cocoa powder or baking chocolate?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Something from scratch as it came f one a bakery. She ate it about 10 am about 3 hrs ago
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

OK - do you know if it is dark chocolate or milk chocolate?

And did she eat the whole cake or just a piece?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
It was a medium size piece of cake
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
One medium slice
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
red velvet
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

Perfect - so for that size, and her weight, it should not be toxic for the amount of chocolate that would be in there, but it definitely could cause a tummy ache. How long ago did she have the vomit and diarrhea?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
About30-45 minutes ago
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Should I️ enduce vomiting with hydrogen peroxide
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

Ok, so that should lessen what is in her system too. She shouldn't need any peroxide for more vomiting.

It never hurts to give their tummy a break for at least a few hours when they've eaten something they aren't used to, even if she brought everything up there can be residual stomach upset sometimes for a day or two. Later today you could try some 'bland' food - chicken and rice (or some other low fat protein and low fiber starch in equal parts), start with a small amount to make sure we keep it down, and can continue for a few meals just so what is going through is easily digestible.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

If she can't keep anything down, or is continuing to vomit overnight, or seeming to be in distress, it would never be overly cautious to check with your regular vet. But with an empty tummy for a bit then trying a little bland food today and tomorrow, she likely won't need anything else.

Does that help?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
For now that should help
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I️ may need more help later if anything else happens
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