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Our 60 lb golden retriever ate a large bag of pretzel m&m's

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our 60 lb golden retriever ate a large bag of pretzel m&m's and a large bag of tootsie rolls. Will he be ok?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

The most important fact to know is that a 60 lb dog would need to ingest ~60 ounces of pure milk chocolate or ~20 ounces of pure dark chocolate to intoxicate himself with the theobromine in chocolate which can cause agitation, tremors, and even seizures if ingested in sufficient quantity. I suspect that this didn't occur and so the most I'd expect is transient gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting, and/diarrhea from ingesting such a large amount of an unfamiliar "food".

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