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Windyatthebeach Fri 19-Jun-20 14:27:34

I have just read an article about a poor ddog's reaction to it's owners cocoa butter handcream. Sorry not sure how to post links...
Ddog nearly died.
Please try and read it..

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LochJessMonster Fri 19-Jun-20 14:32:23

I read that but I’m very sceptical.
The dog apparently had a seizure after the owner stroked it whilst wearing hand cream (dog didn’t lick her hands)

It was a very big dog to have that sort of reaction to what would essentially be a very low dose if you look at the mg/kg toxicity data. How much theobromine would be in the amount of cream applied? And then be absorbed through being stroked?!

picklemewalnuts Fri 19-Jun-20 14:45:03

I've been looking it up online. I can't see anything that would validate that claim!

Either she used one heck of a lot of handcream, or the dog has an unusual sensitivity!

Or there's the third option... I'm going to wait for a vet to comment. Maybe @vetinari is around?

Wolfiefan Fri 19-Jun-20 14:47:42

I’ve seen that too and it seems very dodgy. I know some creams can be toxic. I did read an issue where a dog licked cream off someone’s legs and was affected.

LochJessMonster Fri 19-Jun-20 18:05:02

Or the dog just happened to have a seizure and die. Nothing to do with the hand cream

Motorina Fri 19-Jun-20 21:49:35

Cocoa butter only contains trace elements of theobromine, so this makes no sense at all.

Windyatthebeach Fri 19-Jun-20 22:43:07

They actually mention the vet's practice who diagnosed the ddog. Would a' scam 'be able to do that without repercussions? I guess ddogs an be affected in different degrees (?). My childhood ddog had a daily kitkat habit for nearly 20 years.. No toxic side effects..

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jamandtonic Fri 19-Jun-20 23:40:46

From the article it appears that she spent some time massaging the dog's face, where the fur is very short and there is some bare skin. It could have been some sort of severe reaction to any of the chemicals in the hand cream. It's designed for human hands, not dogs' faces.

Louise24902 Thu 25-Jun-20 01:13:24

To be fair, whether the claim is true or not, human products shouldn't be put on dogs when wet - from the article it sounded as though she stroked the dog straight after putting it on without letting it absorb, it is possible that the dog may have had a reaction to it but it could have been preventable if the cream had a chance to dry in

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