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My dog just ate a cliff bar that has 22 grams of sugar. He

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My dog just ate a cliff bar that has 22 grams of sugar. He weighs 25 pounds, French bulldog. What should I do?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your French bulldog will be able to digest that. What is the French bulldog's name and age?
Customer: Louis he is 6
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Louis?
Customer: No
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

What flavor of bar was this?

Does Louis have any medical disorders for which he's being treated?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Sierra Trail Mix
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No medical disorders
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Here are the ingredients for the Sierra Trail Mix bar: Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Rolled Oats, Organic Raisins, Organic Peanuts, Soy Protein Isolate, Rice Flour, Organic Cane Syrup, Organic Peanut Butter, Organic Roasted Soybeans, Organic Oat Fiber, Dried Cane Syrup, Organic Soy Flour, Unsweetened Chocolate‡, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Organic Date Paste, Sea Salt, Cocoa Butter‡, Natural Flavors, Barley Malt Extract, Sunflower Oil, Vanilla Extract, Soy Lecithin, Mixed Tocopherols (Antioxidant). ALLERGEN STATEMENT: CONTAINS SOY AND PEANUTS. MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF MILK, WHEAT, AND TREE NUTS.

You've got more concerns on your hands than the sugar, however, as raisins are present and chocolate. Both of these are known to be toxic to dogs. I doubt the chocolate is enough to cause major issues for a dog this size, but the raisins are of major concern as even a minute amount can cause acute renal failure.

More info here:

I would recommend inducing vomiting if the consumption happened in the last 2 hours following these instructions and using a FRESH bottle of hydrogen peroxide:

It would also be wise to have your companion examined by a vet this evening and to get baseline blood work run now and a recheck a few days in the future to be sure that renal problems weren't caused by the ingestion. Some vet clinics will recommend overnight hospitalization on IV fluids following such an ingestion. If you cannot get him to vomit promptly or at home, take him to an ER this evening and allow them to do this.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Checking in, JACustomer. How is your companion doing?