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My dog ate chocolate. Trying to figure out how much is too

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My dog ate chocolate. Trying to figure out how much is too much.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: 2 dogs. I can call my vet if I need too just looking for info on how much is too much.
JA: How old is my?
Customer: Etta is 18 lb jack russlell. Ghost is 85 lb Akbash
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about russlell?
Customer: Etta is 5. Ghost is 10 months. They ate about six milk chocolate Lindor truffles.
Submitted: 27 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. John replied 27 days ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not set up to do phone calls but would be happy to answer any questions you do have online. If you get a request for a phone call, it is from the website and not myself. For Etta, as little as 1 ounce of milk chocolate can cause some mild clinical symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea and tremors. At 2.5-3 ounces, I would be more concerned about more serious side effects. For Akbash, 10 ounces would be were I would expect to see mild signs. I would start being more concerned about more serious side effects at 13 ounces. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

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Expert:  Dr. John replied 24 days ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. John
Expert:  Dr. John replied 24 days ago.

Hello. I was just following up to see how Etta is doing and to see if you have any further questions.