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My dog ate chocolate. Max, 2-3 years

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Second opinion] my dog ate chocolateJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Max, 2-3 yearsJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Max?Customer: No
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

I agree with Dr. Altman. It would have taken 1/3 ounce of pure dark chocolate per pound of body weight (~27 ounces for Max) for the theobromine in chocolate to intoxicate him and cause vomiting, agitation, and tremors. He ingested 13 ounces of cookies containing just a few ounces of dark chocolate and so as with ingesting anything unusual transient gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea can arise but Max 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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