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Experience:  Five years as a veterinarian working with man's best friend. Have worked with pets, hunting and herding dogs, hounds, and breeders.
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My border collie/spaniel mix ate a chocolate brownie off the

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My border collie/spaniel mix ate a chocolate brownie off the counter. Is there anything I should do for her?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr-Bonk replied 7 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Bonk. You should try to get Dinah to vomit by giving her hydrogen peroxide. The dose is 1/2-1 tsp per 5 lbs given every 10 minutes for up to 3 times or until vomiting occurs. Feeding a small meal before the peroxide can help as well.

Expert:  Dr-Bonk replied 7 months ago.

The toxic dose depends on the type of chocolate used. Death can occur if a 30 lb dog ingests about 2.5 ounces of baking chocolate or 26 ounces milk chocolate. At lower levels than this, vomiting, diarrhea and some neurological signs can occur. One brownie shouldn't contain the toxic dose of chocolate, however inducing vomiting can help prevent the other symptoms. If can not get her to vomit and you are sure she just ate one brownie, you can give her a little food and water and observe her. If she starts vomiting, becomes uncomfortable, or starts have muscle rigidity, she needs to get to a vet.

I hope this helps. Please contact me with any further questions you may have. Thank you and good luck!

Expert:  Dr-Bonk replied 7 months ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about Dinah. How is everything going?

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