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So whether or not the chocolate will have negative effects on your dog depends on the size of your dog, the type of chocolate (milk vs. dark vs. baking) and the amount they ate.
If you do end up figuring out about how much was eaten, you can plug the amount, type, and size of your dog into this calculator to see if it is enough to cause concern: http://www.petmd.com/dog/chocolate-toxicity
If this has happened in the last few hours and you want to play it safe, you can induce vomiting in your dog with 3% hydrogen peroxide. This is the kind of peroxide used to clean wounds that you get at the drug store. A freshly opened bottle is most efffective. We normally give between 0.5 and 1ml per pound of body weight up to a total of 45 ml of peroxide. DO NOT GIVE MORE THAN 45 ml of peroxide, even if your dog is larger than 45 pounds. You can give the peroxide after giving a small meal and then take your dog outside and walk him around in circles to try to get him to vomit. If no vomiting occurs, you can give peroxide again in 10 minutes, but only ONE MORE TIME.
If your dog ate the chocolate more than 3 or 4 hours ago, inducing vomiting is likely not worth the trouble, and your dog needs to be observed closely for
Here is an article on chocolate in dogs: http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=3544
If these signs occur you will need to seek veterinary care.