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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!Can you please provide a little more information so I can guide my response:- How long ago did this occur (I don't know your time zone so hour range would be great)- How many ounces do you suspect she ingested and what type of chocolates? For example, milk chocolates filled with something versus solid dark chocolate- How much does she weigh?- Is she showing any symptoms that are abnormal for her?Thank you
Thank you for the additional information. With this ingestion, you may see mild to moderate symptoms (depending on how much dark versus milk) which can include
Since your dog possibly ingested this within the last hour then you can induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide 1 tsp per ten pounds (i.e. 2 tbsp & 2 tsp) 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 there is no vomiting induced, today please be monitoring for symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, increased excitement, water intake increase, muscle tremors, lethargyIf you see muscle tremors, vomiting is not subsiding, or hyper excitability then please consider a veterinary er because these can be issues with chocolate toxicity. But if you see gi upset only then this should pass within the next 24 hoursTypically chocolate toxicity symptoms peak at 4-6 hours so if you pass this mark without symptoms then she should be just fine but taking a few precautions today:- Pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg per pound every 12 hours for 3 days (10 mg 1 & 1/2 tablet)- Leash walks to help the chocolate pass more readily of >15 minutes- Tonight bland diet of white rice and lean boiled meat such as chicken in small more frequent meals but waiting at least 12 hours after vomiting has subsided if he shows this symptomI hope this information makes sense but please let me know who else I can assist you both todayIf you have more questions or if I can help in any other way, please do not hesitate to ask! If you would like to accept my answer, please press RATE OUR CONVERSATION at the top of your screen (I am not compensated in any other way). Bonuses are always welcome. Thanks!
Good afternoon, I wanted to check in on Scout after she ingested the chocolate earlier today. How is she doing? Were you able to induce vomiting? I would love an update when you are able...
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