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Different kinds of chocolates have different toxicity amounts. Chocolate contains theobromine, which is what causes the toxic response. Signs of theobromine toxic poisoning should appear within 1 to 4 hours of ingesting the chocolate. These include vomiting, increased thirst, diarrhea, weakness, difficulty keeping balance, hyperexcitability, muscle spasm, seizures, coma and potentially death from an abnormal heart rhythm.
The following websites will give you’re the approximate amounts of chocolate that you will need to worry about based on the size of your dog and the type of chocolate.
There is also an interactive chart available as well here:
You also should be aware of the fact that the high fat content in chocolate can also trigger pancreatitis in some dogs. If your dog is still experiencing vomiting and diarrhea, you may wish to take your dog into the vet to check for this condition. You can read about pancreatitis here:
If it has already been 14 hours, your dog has already experienced any toxic symptoms from the chocolate ingestion that she is going to have. If she did eat enough to be toxic and is experiencing symptoms still or has become dehydrated, have her seen as well. Skin that does not move back into position quickly when pulled up between the shoulder blades and release can indicate dehydration as can tacky feeling gums.
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