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My 16lb bijon poodle ate a milk chocolate / caramel bar.

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My 16lb bijon poodle...

My 16lb bijon poodle ate a milk chocolate / caramel bar. Approx 4.6 ozs. One calculator says its too much and I should seek emergency vet help, the other calculator says his reaction should be mild. Not sure what to do. It was approx. 1 1/2 hours ago, he seems to be fine. He drank a bunch of water.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if the poodle will be able to digest that. What is the poodle's name and age?

Charlie, age 5, in good health and he's eaten chocolate before but not this much!

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

1- Do you have hydrogen peroxide 3%?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No I do not
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Text or email is fine
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Friend, milk chocolate has about 58mg/oz of theobromine. When we calculate the amount for your dog based on weight and the amount he ate it comes out to a toxic dose of 37mg/kg. Doses between 20-40mg/kg we see gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, etc. Doses above 40mg/kg we start seeing more severe signs like cardiac arrhythmias, hyperactivity, etc. We need to remember that some dogs are more sensitive than others. In this case, if this was my dog I would try at the very least to get him to vomit as he is very close to the dose where we tend to see the more severe signs. So, if you do not have hydrogen peroxide I would try to get him to ER vet immediately so they can make him vomit.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service. If you have any follow-up questions don't hesitate to ask. If finished, please take a moment to rate my service. See you again soon!

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I'm half hour - 45mins away from emergency vet clinic. How can I get him to vomit without hydrogen peroxide?
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

1- Give him 1/2 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide orally to induce vomiting.

2- Allow him to walk for a minute and move his belly to mix stomach content with peroxide. If he does not vomit within 5-10 minutes, repeat it again. Can give a total of 3 times 5-10 minutes apart.

Note: Need to try to get him to vomit within 1-2 hours of ingestion. If he does not vomit after the 3rd dose of peroxide do not give any more peroxide. Observe him, if you notice symptoms of hyperactivity, tremors, excessive panting, etc. he should be seen by ER vet. If no symptoms after 24 hours unlikely for symptoms to develop.

Dr. Peter

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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