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He ate a very small piece of chocolate ice cream outter.

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He ate a very...

He ate a very small piece of chocolate ice cream outter

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What sort of animal are we talking about?

Threw up several tines

Veterinarian's Assistant: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?

Yes. 15 week old Cockapoo. Ate a very small piece of chocolate and threw up.

Veterinarian's Assistant: The Expert will know if the Cockapoo will be able to digest that. What is the Cockapoo's name?

Charlie

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

Not to worry. It would take almost of an ounce of pure milk chocolate (1/3 ounce of pure dark chocolate) per pound of body weight to intoxicate Charlie with the theobromine in chocolate (vomiting, agitation, tremors soon after ingestion). As with ingesting anything unusual transient gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea can arise (as you've seen) but Charlie wasn't intoxicated and will remain safe. There's no need to induce further emesis or treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Okay. Thank you. He doesn’t seem to want to eat his food.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

You're quite welcome. Be patient with Charlie. His stomach needs to normalize and so fasting him for 6 hours following his last vomiting episode is prudent. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I think we are good. Thank you for the help. We will let him sleep for now. Hopefully he will feel like eating later.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

It's my pleasure. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
Hi,

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

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