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My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that your dog ate chocolate tonight. How many chocolate chips did he eat?
I would recommend making him vomit tonight to minimize the risk of chocolate toxicity. You can give him 1 to 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide by mouth and he should vomit within 5 to 15 minutes.
Does this help? What other questions do you have?
He definitely needs to vomit tonight. How is that going?
Yes. Once the chocolate is out of his system he will be fine. Without vomiting, though, he may get really sick. The signs of chocolate toxicity include vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, high heart rate and high blood pressure.
2 to 3 tablespoons should do it. Wait a few minutes, it can take 5 to 15 minutes to vomit.
Yes, I am here. I'll be online about 45 more minutes.
You can give another tablespoon if there is no vomiting after 15 minutes.
No. The peroxide turns into water and oxygen bubbles. It is the irritation from the bubbles that causes the vomiting.
That works. Syringe, turkey baster, spooning it in. It all works.
Do you have a local animal emergency room near you?
They should be able to give him an injection to make him vomit.
Does he get car sick? You can drive him around for a while.
If you wait until morning he would have absorbed all of the chocolate and will be sick for sure.
You can try shaking his belly around while he is standing. That also works sometimes.
I am getting ready to log off for the night.
Do you have any more questions?
I will check on you in the morning.
Best of luck getting Oscar to vomit.
How's it going? Did your dog ever vomit? Did you end up taking him to the ER last night? Any problems?
That is great news. I am sorry to hear that the hydrogen peroxide didn't work, but it sounds like the injection worked well. I am glad to hear that he is back to normal.
Have a great weekend,