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My 86 pound yellow lab ate milk chocolate

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my 86 pound yellow lab ate milk chocolate brownies
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

It would take approximately 86 ounces of pure milk chocolate to intoxicate Chaz with the theobromine in chocolate. Theobromine is a xanthine derivative similar to caffeine which can cause agitation, tremors, and seizures if ingested in sufficient amount. I don't suspect that the brownies contained enough milk chocolate to cause anything more than minor and transient gastrointestinal distress - inappettence, vomiting and/or diarrhea - from eating such unfamiliar food.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you so much puts my mind at risk. Someone left them on the counter and left him in the same area.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Oh my...a yellow Lab and readily available food...trouble!!!

You're quite welcome. I can't set a follow-up in this venue and so would appreciate your returning to our conversation with an update - even after rating - at a time of your choosing.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Chaz. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin

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