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Just came home to find our 19# mutt ate 1/2 bar of Toblerone…

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Just came home to find our 19# ***** ate 1/2 bar of Toblerone milk chocolate. She seems fine right now...

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?

Nikita. Age 5-1/2

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Nikita?

She's just gotten done with a two week bout of sour stomach; vomiting, diarrhea, etc., which she's had fairly frequently (at least 1x a year) throughout her life.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

The theobromine in milk chocolate such as in the Toblerone becomes toxic (vomiting, agitation, tremors) at a bit less than 1 ounce per pound of body weight - a bit less than 19 ounces for Nikita. She didn't ingest such an amount and so wasn't intoxicated. As with ingesting anything unusual transient gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea can arise but she'll 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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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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