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How harmful is an Oreo for my dog to eat?

Black-and-white border collie mix named Oreo.

No cookie danger here, just a dog named Oreo. (Photo: Flickr/Dana Franks)

How harmful is an Oreo for my dog to eat?

January 08, 2013

Q: My dog (a 65-lb. Border Collie mix) just ate an Oreo cookie that dropped on the floor about 5 minutes ago. Should I try to induce vomiting?

A: Since your dog ate only one cookie, the good news is that Oreo cookies have very little chocolate in them.  At 65 pounds, she will probably have no side effects at all. If she should incur any side effects, you might see a little soft stool or even diarrhea. She may also be a little more active.

But with how little chocolate she consumed, I doubt you will even see those side effects.

-- Answer from Dr. Christie, veterinarian on JustAnswer.

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