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He just ate a box of samoa girl scout cookies. He is a

He just ate a...

He just ate a box of samoa girl scout cookies. He is a brittany spaniel - about 45 pounds....

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?

Marley - he is 4 years old

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Marley?

4 years old

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Marley?

No...he is active, healthy dog.

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Thankfully, the only "toxin" in the ingredient list for those cookies is cocoa but it represents only 2% of the ingredients and so the theobromine in cocoa won't intoxicate Marley (vomiting, agitation, tremors, soon after ingestion). As with ingesting anything unusual transient gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea can arise but Marley 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 5 months ago
ok. he had also just finished eating a full bowl of kibble. If he has diarrhea or vomits, how soon would that happen? within 1 hour? 2 hours? anytime overnight?
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Just trying to gauge how long to keep him crated.

Soon after ingestion or anytime in the next 12 hours - the usual transit time of ingesta from mouth to anus although that's highly variable. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thank you Dr Salkin. We will keep him crated overnight.
Thanks again!
Best,
Theresa Maguire

You're quite welcome, Theresa. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.

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