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my dog may have ate some choloateJA:...

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22 Jan 2022

my dog may have ate some choloate
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What size is the dog? How much was eaten?
Customer: she is a little over 30 pounds I dont know how much there was kettle corn with choloclate in the trash when got into it
JA: When was this? Has she thrown up since then?
Customer: 10-15 minute ago
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Aoife, 5 months my roomate just told me there was cholocate sauce on the pop corn
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: she seems fine right now, but i know cholocate is super poison for dogs
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22 Jan 2022

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Dog Veterinarian's response
22 Jan 2022
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian

Hello and welcome to Just Answer! My name is***** and I am happy to help you with your question. My job here is to determine whether or not diagnostic tests need to be run or if we can manage things at home. I will do my best to sort things out for you and give you my professional advice based on the history and signs.

22 Jan 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
22 Jan 2022
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian

I am happy to help you with this question. I understand how important an answer is to your question, so I will work on this for you until it is resolved. Do you happen to know what kind of chocolate was on the popcorn - was it milk or dark chocolate, or was it from a bottle?

22 Jan 2022
Customer reply
22 Jan 2022
it was the hershey syrup
22 Jan 2022
Customer reply
22 Jan 2022
it was on kettle corn my roomate made last night
22 Jan 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
22 Jan 2022
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian

Thank you.

22 Jan 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
22 Jan 2022
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian

Have you observed any nausea signs such as excessive lip licking, drooling, or swallowing multiple times?

22 Jan 2022
Customer reply
22 Jan 2022
no, she is playing right now
22 Jan 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
22 Jan 2022
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian

That is good to hear.

22 Jan 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
22 Jan 2022
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian

This will be OK regarding any serious toxicity concerns. The amount of chocolate swallowed is not toxic and will not cause any problems of internal organ injury. Therefore, this is not an emergency and no immediate treatments are required. It is recommended to monitor for signs of vomiting and nausea such as excessive lip licking, drooling, or multiple attempts to swallow. Nausea is usually self-limiting and does not typically require treatment, but you may give an over-the-counter antacid such as 5 mg of famotidine (i.e. Pepcid AC) or omeprazole (i.e. Prilosec) if needed. If no signs are seen after 6 to 8 hours, then no further monitoring is necessary.

22 Jan 2022
Customer reply
22 Jan 2022
okay thank you
22 Jan 2022
Customer reply
22 Jan 2022
would toms work?
22 Jan 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
22 Jan 2022
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian

Tums is OK, but it does not last very long. It needs to be given every 2 to 4 hours in order to be effective. No treatments are necessary right now though. It is only if you happen to observe nausea.

22 Jan 2022
Customer reply
22 Jan 2022
Okay, Thank you for all the help
22 Jan 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
22 Jan 2022
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian

You are most welcome. I hope I have given you a satisfactory answer. If you have any follow up questions, please reply here and I will be happy to assist you.

22 Jan 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
27 Jan 2022
Scott Perry
Scott Perry

This is Dr. Perry and I just wanted to check in to see if you have any follow up questions. Please let me know if you do and I will do my best to help.

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