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Dog ate 1 inch piece of chocolate. what to do? Noodle, age…

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Dog ate 1 inch...

Dog ate 1 inch piece of chocolate. what to do?

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

Noodle, age 13, diabetic on 12 units of insulin twice daily.weighs 131/2.

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Noodle

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Noodle?

Correction. Dog is Pawla age 14 months. No health problems.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

Pawla would have needed to ingest a bit under 1 ounce of milk chocolate (or 1/3 ounce of dark chocolate) per pound of body weight to be intoxicated by the theobromine in chocolate. That didn't happen and so as with ingesting anything unusual transient gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea can arise but Pawla wasn't intoxicated and will remain safe. There's no need to induce emesis or treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns.

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We are relieved. Thanks Dr. Salkin.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

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