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My daschund just ate a chocolate pepermint bar. What should…

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My daschund just ate...

My daschund just ate a white chocolate pepermint bar. What should I do?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What sort of animal are we talking about?

A 12 .b. Daschund

Veterinarian's Assistant: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?

Yes, my dog is a weiner dog 12 lbs. and she ate a good part of a white chocolate bar

Veterinarian's Assistant: The Expert will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?

Allie

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Luckily white chocolate is very low in theobromide which is what makes chocolate toxic to dogs. Do you have an idea of how many ounces were ingested and how long ago?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

With this ingestion, you likely will see no ill effects but knowing what to monitor for it best:

  • Vomiting
  • GI Upset
  • Hyper Tension
  • Hyperactivity
  • Restlessness

I do not think that inducing vomiting is necessary but 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 your dog should be just fine but taking a few precautions tonight:

- Pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg per pound every 12 hours for 3 days (1/4 tablet 10 mg)
- 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 this symptom is seen

I hope this information makes sense but please let me know who else I can assist you both today

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses and hope that Allie had no ill effects from the ingestion yesterday? I would love an update when you are able

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both

If the information I have provided was helpful I would be grateful if you would rate our chat with the stars at the top of the screen so I am compensated for my time. Thank you and best of luck to you both, truly!

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