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My dog got into some cocoa powder while I was away for a few…

My dog got into...

My dog got into some cocoa powder while I was away for a few hours. Should I take her to the vet?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with your dog?

She vomited some when I got home and has been drinking a lot of water. She is also eating

Veterinarian's Assistant: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?

Cocoa powder

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is your dog's name and age?

Maggie and 6

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

She’s about 50 pounds

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7/11/2018
Dr. Altman
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Do you know approximately how much was ingested? The vomiting and increased water intake are some of the first signs that are cause for concern

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Customer reply replied 9 days ago
It was an 8 ounce box
Customer reply replied 9 days ago
She maybe ate 3 ounces
Customer reply replied 9 days ago
Are you still there?

Unfortunately this is a potentially toxic situation with the amount ingested and her size. Please get her to the veterinary er asap to begin treatment and decontamination

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I did need to do some calculations so I apologize for the delay, I was waiting for the amount ingested to write my response

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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 before signing off for the evening but I would very strongly advise a veterinary er tonight

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Customer reply replied 9 days ago
Thank you

You are very welcome, you both are in my thoughts

If the information I have provided was helpful I would be grateful if you would rate our chat with the five 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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