Get Your Dog Care Questions Answered by Experts
Hi, this is Dr. Hill. So a double chocolate muffin is unlikely to be toxic. However, iIf there was any dark chocolate in the muffin then I would make her vomit if eaten within the last hour. You can give two tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide by mouth and then run her around to shake up her stomach. She should vomit within 15 minutes. Not a lethal dose, but it may cause some stomach upset (vomiting and diarrhea). Take care. Feel free to ask any further questions.
Cocoa is similar to dark chocolate. I can calculate how much she would need to eat for it to be toxic and I will contact you in a couple of minutes. I am going to base it on 35 # body weight.
So if the recipe made 12 muffins, there is usually 6 ounces of cocoa in a recipe. The means if she got one muffin, so got about 0.5 ounces of cocoa which can cause vomiting and diarrhea. I would do the hydrogen peroxide just to be safe.
Two tablespoons by mouth and then run her around to shake up her stomach.
Then you should just watch her and feed her bland food for the next day or two. If she is going to have problems it will occur typically within the first 24 hours after ingestion. take care
If she does start vomiting, then she should go to the veterinary hospital. If she has soft stool but not watery diarrhea, then you can give a probiotic and continue with the bland diet for a few days. If the diarrhea lasts longer than three days, has any blood or becomes watery, then she needs to be seen sooner.