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Hi. Welcome to Just Answer. My name is***** and I've been a veterinarian for 15 years. What type of chocolate was this? How sure are you of the amount being 10 ounces?
Thank you for that information. Alright, this is going to be a dose that has me pretty concerned. The different chocolates have different amounts of the methylxanthines in them. Dark chocolate is worse than milk chocolate which is worse than white chocolate. Based on my calculations, a 70# ***** eating 10 ounces of dark chocolate would be in the range for experiencing tremors and seizures on top of vomiting / diarrhea and increased heart rates. I would have to recommend that you get her to a vet's office for them to evaluate her and to induce vomiting to start the decontamination process. Getting her to vomit will get rid of some of the chocolate. After that, giving activated charcoal would be my next step to further bind up the chocolate that isn't brought up. At my clinic with that significant of an ingestion, I would then recommend hospitalization for IV fluids and monitoring. The IV fluids help to get more of the toxin out through the urine as quickly as possible. It is good that she's acting normal at this point, but at this dose, things are expected to change and being proactive at this point is best.