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My cat ate about half a bar of dark chocolate with

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My cat ate about half a bar of dark chocolate with raspberries. She is 3 years old and she already had diarrhea. I'm not sure how long ago this happen because I just came back from work.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if your cat will be able to digest that. What is the cat's name?

Yuki

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Hello! As a licensed veterinarian I am happy to assist you.

Unfortunately, as I am sure you know chocolate is toxic to cats and the darker the chocolate the more dangerous it is. Half a bar of dark chocolate for a cat is a very concerning dose of chocolate that could potentially be fatal. Intoxications at this level can cause severe problems with the heart, including fatal arrhythmias, and neurologic signs including seizures, coma, and death.

I therefore unfortunately do recommend that Yuki be taken to a veterinarian immediately for treatment. This will likely include "decontamination" or removing as much chocolate from her system as possible (if possible depending on when she ate it) and giving her a medication to decrease absorption, fluids to flush her system, and close monitoring to watch for a treat the dangerous side effects such as arrhythmias and seizures.

If you are not sure what vets are open near you right now, here is a search engine you can use to find one:

http://www.vetlocator.com

I hope that helps. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

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Thank you for your question! Please let me know if you need further guidance. Please remember to rate my answer as this is the only way I receive credit for my time. Thank you!

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