Dog licks owner’s hands, then suddenly starts having a seizure
A dog fell critically ill after coming into contact with cocoa butter, a common ingredient in hand creams. Now its owner is warning others about this potential danger.
Published on the 18/06/2020, 18:00
When Sarah Brown's beloved fur baby, Blondie, began having seizures, she didn't have time to think about the cause.
It was a close call, but Blondie pulled through
Instead, she rushed Blondie to the vet, where the dog received emergency treatment.
Blood tests then confirmed that Blondie had suffered a severe allergic reaction to cocoa butter.
Cocoa butter is a common ingredient in many hand creams. And, unfortunately, Sarah had used one of these creams just a few minutes before giving Blondie some strokes and cuddles.
Sarah decided to share the story on Facebook. She hopes it will prevent other owners from making the same mistake. She even included a picture of the cream she used.
"WARNING DOG OWNERS," posted Sarah. "Our Blondie had a terrible seizure. We thought we were going to lose her. It turns out she had a reaction to my hand cream."
Blondie is still poorly, but she is back at home and expected to make a full recovery.
So check the ingredients in your hand creams, then make sure you share this story with as many people as possible. You could save a dog's life.