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My name is ***** *****. My dog ate 12 oz. of sonoma classic

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Customer: Hi, my name is ***** *****. My dog ate 12 oz. of williams sonoma classic hot chocolate mix. He weighs 39 lbs and also has IMHA.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Well, I'm just wondering if I need to take him to the emergency vet. The hot chocolate mix ingredients are bittersweet guitard chocolate, sugar, chocolate liquor processed with potassium cabronate, cocoa butter, butter oil, soy, lecithin, etc.
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Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 12 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

Yes if this was just the mix and not with water I would strongly urge a veterinary er, especially with his history of IMHA but this amount of chocolate will be toxic so please go to your local er to give medication and induce vomiting but also activated charcoal to coat the intestinal tract and prevent further absorption

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Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Thank you!
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 12 months ago.

You are very welcome, best wishes tonight to you both truly

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 12 months ago.

If you are able, please bring the packaging with you

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 12 months ago.

Hello I am checking in on you and your dog after the events yesterday? I would love an update when you are able!

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