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My 15 Pound dog had half a cup of abuelita mexican hot

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My 15 Pound dog had half a cup of abuelita mexican hot chocolate with soy milk while I wasnt looking. Pup is 8 months old and is healthy. Do i need to take him to the vet?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
What signs should i look for that he is sick?
Expert:  Ola Barrett replied 11 months ago.

Hello I am Dr RB.. If it has been less than 1 hour since ingesting the chocolate you can induce vomiting to empty his stomach content. Give him 1-2 teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide by mouth..this can be repeat once if no vomiting occurs within 15 minutes or so. If it has been longer than 1 hour then he has started to absorb the chocolate so you will probably have to take him to an emergency hospital.

Signs of chocolate toxicity are worse for darker chocolate and baking chocolate than milk chocolate..white chocolate has no risk. Signs are panting, agitation, vomiting, diarrhea, heart palpations and arrhythmias and neurological signs such as seizures.

Expert:  Ola Barrett replied 11 months ago.

Just checking to see if Porter is feeling better? If you have other questions, let me know. If my advice helped you, please take a moment to give my response a positive rating? This insures that I receive compensation for my time and expertise..