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My 47 lb. 1yr old lab hound mix ate a small piece of

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halloween candy in its wrapper...
my 47 lb. 1yr old lab hound mix ate a small piece of halloween candy in its wrapper on our walk this morning. I think it was mounds, but not sure. What should I do?
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Dog Specialist: Sally G., Dog Training Consultant replied 2 years ago
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Great, thank you!
Dog Specialist: Sally G., Dog Training Consultant replied 2 years ago

What time was this?

Are you seeing any symptoms of illness?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
about 30 minutes ago. No symptoms, I think she will pass it, but years ago I had another dog eat 9 chocolate cupcakes and the emergency vet told me to induce vomiting with peroxide. Just want to deal with this before she has an obstruction. I would speak her vet if it wasn't Sunday
Dog Specialist: Sally G., Dog Training Consultant replied 2 years ago

Actually it is the chocolate (semis sweet) that is toxic to dogs so that may be why your vet had the dog vomit.

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Dog Specialist: Sally G., Dog Training Consultant replied 2 years ago

Was this a full size bar or one of the mini ones?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I think fun size about 1.5 inches. I'm not as concerned about the amount of chocolate as I am the candy inside the wrapper. If it was just a wrapper, I'm sure she would pass it and if it was the chocolate, probably not a whole lot of chocolate in that candy. If the wrapper stays intact it is about the size of a small matchbox car and probably not able to go through her.
Dog Specialist: Sally G., Dog Training Consultant replied 2 years ago

If we go by the Hersheys chart is shows mounds normal bar serving of one ounce,

https://www.thehersheycompany.com/our-ingredients/what-we-believe/ingredient-information/ingredient-topics/caffeine-theobromine.aspx

Then we look at the toxicity chart for a 45 lb dog and there is virtually no risk . I would keep this chart handy for future use:)

http://www.petmd.com/dog/chocolate-toxicity

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Dog Specialist: Sally G., Dog Training Consultant replied 2 years ago

The fact that he found the wrapper and there may have been only a small piece he should be okay; If he at 2 oz then you should seek medical care.

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Dog Specialist: Sally G., Dog Training Consultant replied 2 years ago

different types of chocolate are more toxic than others

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
ok, thank you
Dog Specialist: Sally G., Dog Training Consultant replied 2 years ago

You are very welcome

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Dog Specialist: Sally G., Dog Training Consultant replied 2 years ago
Hi Kathleen,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Lilly. How is everything going?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
She is fine,thank you! I followed up with her vet on Monday and he pretty much said the same thing as you. Thank you!!
Dog Specialist: Sally G., Dog Training Consultant replied 2 years ago

I am glad to hear that:)

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