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20 lb Boston terrier consumed an unknown quantity of

20 lb Boston terrier consumed...
20 lb Boston terrier consumed an unknown quantity of packaged chocolate chip cookies. Should I induce vomiting
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the boston terrier eat anything unusual?
Customer: Chocolate chip cookies,not sure of amount
JA: What is the boston terrier's name and age?
Customer: Lily 4 years old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Lily?
Customer: No
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If more than 4 ounces this can cause mild to moderate symptoms whereas if more than 6 ounces we can see severe toxicity at this size

With this ingestion, you may see

  • Vomiting
  • GI Upset
  • Hyper Tension
  • Hyperactivity
  • Restlessness
  • Increased temperature
  • Elevated heart rate

If your dog ingested this within the last hour then you can induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide 1 tsp per ten pounds (i.e. 2 tsp) then walk around to mix it in the stomach and agitate the lining. If no vomiting within 10-15 minutes it can be repeated once only in hopes of inducing vomiting.

If there is no vomiting induced, tonight please be monitoring for symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, increased excitement, water intake increase, muscle tremors, lethargy. If >5 ounces suspected please seek a veterinary er asap

If you see muscle tremors, vomiting is not subsiding, or hyper excitability then please consider a veterinary er because these can be issues with chocolate toxicity. But if you see gi upset only then this should pass within the next 24 hours

Typically chocolate toxicity symptoms peak at 4-6 hours so if you pass this mark without symptoms then he should be just fine but taking a few precautions tonight:

- Pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg per pound every 12 hours for 3 days
- Leash walks to help the chocolate pass more readily of >15 minutes
- Tomorrow bland diet of white rice and lean boiled meat such as chicken in small more frequent meals but waiting at least 12 hours after vomiting has subsided if she shows this symptom

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