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Ate chocolate cake :(

Discussion in 'Dog Health' started by hannahireland, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. hannahireland

    hannahireland New Member Registered

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    Hi all!

    I am visiting family today, one of whom bakes cakes. Maisy the rascal has helped herself to about a quarter of a 6inch tall cake which is chocolate.

    The chocolate that is in it is cocoa powder. Should I just keep an eye on her or what would you do? Our vet will just be emergency hours now at this time.

    Many thanks!
     
  2. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

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    What was the diameter of the cake? Is it possible to estimate the amount of cocoa she ate? There are several online guides for how much chocolate a dog can eat based on their weight and the type of chocolate (e.g. How Much Chocolate Is Toxic for Dogs? ), but cocoa powder is a different matter.

    To be on the safe side I would ring the emergency vet, but if you can give an idea of the amount of cocoa they might be able to confirm if she'll be OK or not.
     
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    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

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    hannahireland New Member Registered

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    Hi
    Hi Judy thanks for your reply.

    I called the vets and he just said to keep an eye if she gets drowsy or like a colic baby she will need to be examined first thing in the morning. Also to feed her some high fibre foods to push everything through. He thought she maybe wouldn't eat them if she had a full/sore tummy but she has scoffed what I gave her so I am hopeful!

    Thanks again x
     
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    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    I hope she’s ok @hannahireland - it’s frustrating that they do t realise eating these things do them harm! Like when they find manky bread left out on the riverbank...
     
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    Violet Turner Well-Known Member Registered

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    Hope she is okay, as long as the vets understand that she has digested the chocolate... I would recommend taking her first thing in the morning. If your ever in doubt speak to the vets please as they will have an emergency number/contact.
     
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    I hope she's OK this morning, Hannah:)
     
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    Of course watch her like a hawk but she'll probably be fine. Hope this morning she's her normal self!
     
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    Violet Turner Well-Known Member Registered

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    How is she today?
     
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