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My +/- 70lb dog just got about 1/4 of a chocolate pound cake, but cocoa is #8 on the ingredient list. That's not enough to hurt her, right?
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No, she'll be fine. Runs maybe, but no worries. And now I want chocolate pound cake.
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Ah, thank you! I'm so not used to having a dog tall enough to eat off of the counters. I'll split the rest of the cake with you if you don't mind a little dog spit.
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No, she'll be fine. Runs maybe, but no worries. And now I want chocolate pound cake.
Me too! I guess I could go make some... I have cocoa and organic baking chocolate.

ETA can't do it. I only have 3 eggs
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I made the chocolate cake recipe on the back of the Hershey's Cocoa box last night. Some crumbs fell on the floor and my dogs ate them and I was worried about this too!

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My dog once ate an entire bag of hershey's kisses. I freaked out and called the vet who asked me how much she weighed (about 40 lbs) and then said it was fine. Milk chocolate doesn't have much chocolate in it.

Her poop was very shiny/sparkly for a few days (she didn't bother removing the wrappers) but that was about it.
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Funny dog eating chocolate story: I was 39wk pg w/DS and was craving chocolate cake in the worst way; I bought one from Costco (I love love buttercream icing) and it was on the kitchen counter. Came back from picking DD#1 up from school, cake was GONE. There was a very guilty looking Rottweiler sitting in the kitchen. It's awful, but I thought of my cake before I thought of him getting sick. I knew there wasn't enough chocolate to make him sick, but figured he'd have horrible diarrhea from all the Crisco in the frosting. He was fine, and I went back to Costco to get another cake. I was a desperate pregnant lady

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Funny dog eating chocolate story: I was 39wk pg w/DS and was craving chocolate cake in the worst way; I bought one from Costco (I love love buttercream icing) and it was on the kitchen counter. Came back from picking DD#1 up from school, cake was GONE. There was a very guilty looking Rottweiler sitting in the kitchen. It's awful, but I thought of my cake before I thought of him getting sick. I knew there wasn't enough chocolate to make him sick, but figured he'd have horrible diarrhea from all the Crisco in the frosting. He was fine, and I went back to Costco to get another cake. I was a desperate pregnant lady
Ya, pregnancy is my excuse for buying another one after I finished off the slightly used one. She would have eaten the whole thing if didn't just happen to hear a suspicious lipsmacking noise coming from the kitchen. The last time I heard that she was sticking her tongue allll the way out to lick the cheese she couldn't quite reach. I ate that, too.
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Ah, yes, suspicious dog sounds.

Ulysses is actually a pretty snuffly/sniffy kind of guy, so I get tipped off when he gets super stealth quiet. He's really good, too, he's learned that straight up disappearing will tip me off immediately, so he lays down in plain view but facing in the other direction and completely silently chews on some stolen item.

Usually a napkin, he's obsessed with even brand new clean ones for some reason, but the other day it was a piece of celery. He was convinced that he had scored some huge forbidden thing with that celery
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you guys are evvvil now I want cake
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one dog of mine busted into the halloween reeses pieces peanut butter cups, had to go to the vets to have medicin to cleanse her stomach

another dog of mine busted into the raisonettes, that could have killed her since raisons are very toxic too, thank god we came home and found out immediately

note; little dogs won't do it in front of you, they don't want you to know, they can really fly and get to stuff you'd think was too high!!!!!
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