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3 month old puppy has just eaten a bit of chocolate easter

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3 month old puppy has just eaten a bit of chocolate easter egg. Is this really dangerous and what should I do
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Ross
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Ross?
Customer: No symptoms
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 months ago.

1- How much does your puppy weigh?

2- Type of chocolate (milk, dark, etc.)?

3- How long has it been since he ate it?

4- Can you give me an idea of how many ounces or grams did he eat?

5- Do you have hydrogen peroxide 3%?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
3kg milk chocolate about an hour about half a small egg hidden by my grandchildren on an easter egg hunt which was not found. no hydrogen peroxide
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 months ago.

To make sure I got this right, the amount of chocolate was like the size of a regular egg?

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 months ago.

I am sorry I can not make a call, but, I will be glad to answer your question on this thread. Can you tell me if the chocolate was the size of a regular egg?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
the size of a regular egg and he ate a small half
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 months ago.

I will assume it was hollow, correct?

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 months ago.

Friend, in response to your question, yes, chocolate is toxic to dogs. Toxicity will depend on the amount consumed, type of chocolate, and the weight of the dog. In a 3kg dog, anything above 2 ounces of milk chocolate can be life threatening. I doubt that half of an egg would have 2 ounces, so you can expect some gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea but not likely to be fatal or cause any life-threatening symptoms. As a precaution, I would keep an eye on Ross for the next 24 hours, symptoms that would require an ER vet visit are hyperactivity or profound lethargy, muscle tremors, difficulty breathing, etc. If no symptoms after 24 hours unlikely for any symptoms to develop.

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Dr. Peter