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What should i do if a husky eats chocolate?

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What should i do if a husky eats chocolate?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
Welcome! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and happy to answer your questions today.
Luckily this amount of chocolate in an average Husky will not be enough to cause chocolate toxicity. She may have an upset stomach for 24 hours (mild vomiting, diarrhea, reduced appetite) but it will not be enough to cause illness such as muscle tremors, hyperactivity (an indication of increased blood pressure and irregular heart beat) and the other more serious signs.
You can put her weight in the chocolate toxicity meter below but at this point I would reduce her dinner by 25 % and supplement with white rice along with famotidine (pepcid) 0.25 mg/ pound every 12 hours for 2 days to minimize gi upset.
http://www.petmd.com/dog/chocolate-toxicity
But she should be just fine if just 3-4 squares of a milk chocolate hershey bar were ingested :)
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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
I am glad to see you were able to view my responses, how is your Husky doing? Please let me know how else I can assist you both and let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today!
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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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