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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!Luckily there is very not a lot of chocolate in the M&M's and at worst he will have gastric upset from the ingestion. 1 cup is 184 mg of theobromide and I imagine that 30-40 is 3/4 cup?If your dog ingested this within the last hour then you can induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide 1 tsp per ten pounds to void the chocolate and minimize possible side effects of ingestion. Then walk around to mix it in the stomach and agitate the lining. If no vomiting within 10-15 minutes it can be repeated once only in hopes of inducing vomiting.If it has been more than an hour then I would advise:- A nice long walk to help stomach emptying which will in turn reduce cramping from the ingestion- Pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg/ pound over the counter every 12 hours for a few days- Wait a few hours and feed a bland diet of white rice and lean boiled meat such as chicken to settle the stomachIf there are any symptoms of chocolate toxicity they can include vomiting, diarrhea (mild symptoms), to muscle tremors, hyperactivity, increased water intake, restlessness. If any of these more serious symptoms are seen (typically within 4-6 hours of ingestion) then please consider a veterinary er.If there is vomiting then please remove food for 12 hours but if there is no vomiting then hopefully this will pass within 24 hours of ingestion. If it does continue then please consider a veterinary examinationI hope this information makes sense but please let me know how else I can assist you both this evening
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