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My 8 yr old female Doberman just ate about 10 dark chocolate…

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My 8 yr old...

My 8 yr old female Doberman just ate about 10 dark chocolate truffles

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?

Gigi

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Do you have hydrogen peroxide at home?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

How much does Gigi weigh ?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago

Yes. I have peroxide. Gigi weighs about 75 lbs

Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

How many ounces of chocolate was that? Does it say on the bag i need to calculate her toxic dose.

You can start by giving 5 tablespoons of peroxide now. We need to try and induce vomiting

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

wait 8 minutes after the peroxide and then if no vomiting give 4 table spoons more of peroxide

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

It can also help to get them to vomit by pushing up on their stomachs from underneath with your hands gently in a rhythmic motion

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Do this where if and when she does vomit it's not on your carpet.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Hows it going? Any vomit yet?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

If no vomit after 8 minutes after the second dose then we need to run her to the nearest clinic and give an injection to Gigi to make her vomit. With the amount of dark chocolate she could have ingested we could see heart issues or seizures so we need to get it out of her system

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Any luck?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
Hi Teresa,

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

Dr. Meghan Denney
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