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My dog just ate a small bag of m & m crispy just found the bag not sure when she ate t

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my dog just ate a small bag of m & m crispy just found the bag not sure when she ate them
1.35 oz
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 these are very low in chocolate concentration, perhaps 25% is chocolate. So even if she is six pounds this amount of chocolate will not cause her any issues.
I would still monitor for signs of chocolate toxicity which can range from:
Mild:
- Vomiting, diarrhea
Moderate:
- Muscle tremors, increased water intake, hyperexcitability to lethargy
Severe:
- Seizures
But I truly do not expect to see any issues with this ingestion.
As a precaution tonight
- Pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg/ pound every 12 hours for 24 hours
- White rice and boiled chicken to settle her stomach and reduce risk of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
But I suspect you will not see any ill effects at all from this ingestion. I just would prefer you to know what to monitor for and if you see moderate signs then please seek veterinary attention
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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
Good afternoon I wanted to check with you to see how Autumn recovered from the events yesterday?
Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today!
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