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Can you give me an idea of how many ounces of milk chocolate it was that he ate?
And did he eat the wrappers, too?
1.5oz each, or total for all 10?
Okay. I just looked this up online, and it looks like if your dog ate 10 of them, that is about 2.5oz of milk chocolate. That is about 30mg/kg of theobromine, which is the drug in chocolate that is toxic to dogs. If your dog has already vomited, then he should be fine. He will likely drink a lot today and be more hyperactive, have a higher heart rate, and should be back to normal in 24 hours. He may have diarrhea when it works its way through him, but no permanent issues. If this was MILK chocolate, he will be fine. If this was DARK chocolate, or even if a few of them were dark chocolate, you need to see a vet right away. If they were all milk chocolate, I would just offer lots of water and take him out to urinate frequently, and wait it out.
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