Dog

Get your dog care questions answered by Experts

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

My dog ate chocolate and immediately puked when I gave them…

my dog ate chocolate...

my dog ate chocolate and immediately puked when I gave them hydrogen peroxide, but I didn't see the chocolate just other food they got into. Will my dog be okay if he ate a roll bar? He's around 30lbs and the bar is milk chocolate 1.7 oz

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

Bunny

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Bunny?

Not that I know of

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Rolo**
Answered in 14 minutes by:
12/18/2017
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 20,399
Experience: Former vol Vet Assistant.Breeder 18+ years Dog trainer / behaviorist
Verified

Hi JaCustomer,

Welcome to Just Answer. My name is Jane. I have been involved professionally with dogs in the healthcare and behavioral fields for over 20 years. I’ve worked as a Vet Assistant and Behaviorist and have extensive experience in dog reproduction, as a breeder, for even longer than that.. Canine behavioral issues and training are also my specialties. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.

I'll give you the information on chocolate poisoning for future reference. However, a 30 pound dog who has consumed a 1.7 ounce milk chocolate bar should see minimal symptoms such as possible vomiting, diarrhea and agitation. Since you did have him vomit, I would not expect many other symptoms to occur.

Keep this information for future reference. It is the brochure I send to my clients.

Beginning of chocolate brochure

First thing is to not panic. Different kinds of chocolates have different toxicity amounts. Chocolate contains theobromine, which is what causes the toxic response. If the dog ate the chocolate recently (within last 2 hours), you can induce vomiting with 1 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide 3% per 10 pounds, which can be repeated 10 minutes later if it does not induce vomiting. Items such as cookies and cakes will have less actual chocolate in them, so you will have to make an estimate in the amount of chocolate that may have been in the amount of cake, brownie, or cookie your dog may have ingested .

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. Consult this page to determine if a toxic amount has been ingested.

http://www.vspn.org/Library/misc/VSPN_M01325.htm

http://www.beaglesunlimited.com/beaglehealth_chocolatetoxicosis.htm

There is also an interactive chart available as well here:

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

http://veterinaryclinic.com/chocolate/calc.html

If your dog has ingested enough to be toxic according to the chart, you need to have your dog taken to the vet for supportive care. Your vet can administer charcoal to absorb the toxins and let it pass through your dog’s system with less absorption and monitor your dog’s vital signs until the danger has passed.

You also should be aware of the fact that the high fat content in chocolate can also trigger pancreatitis in some dogs and you may wish to take your dog into the vet to avoid this condition developing and definitely keep an eye out for symptoms of this.. You can read about pancreatitis here:

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+1580&aid=335

https://www.petplace.com/article/dogs/pet-health/acute-pancreatitis-in-dogs/

End of chocolate brochure

So your dog should be fine if all she ate is 1.7 ounces of milk chocolate even if she didn't vomit it back up. I also doubt it will be enough to lead to pancreatitis but you can keep an eye on Bunny in the next 12-24 hours for those symptoms.

If you have any further questions concerning this matter or need clarification, please done hesitate to respond. At the conclusion of our correspondence, your 5-star rating will be most appreciated, as this will enable me to continue to send quality answers to additional clients and receive recognition from the website for my assistance.

Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 20,399
Experience: Former vol Vet Assistant.Breeder 18+ years Dog trainer / behaviorist
Verified
Jane Lefler and 87 other Dog Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you so much!
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog specialistLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Jane Lefler Your Own Question
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 20,399
20,399 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Former vol Vet Assistant.Breeder 18+ years Dog trainer / behaviorist

Jane Lefler is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You are a light at the end of scary tunnel when $ are tight, but people need professional help to turn to for help with their dear pets!

LinhCharleston, WV

$1,000 spent at his vet, and I finally get the correct diagnosis from Nancy Holmes for $15

CarolCedar Hill, MO

I think this is the greatest web site in the world. Thanks to all!

JudyNew Haven, CT

I have referred several friends to your web site. I'm impressed with how easy it is to use your site, the Experts available and the quickness of answers.

NinaUSA

I am completely pleased with the quick response that I received in our time of need for our dog, Jasmine. I couldn't believe how quick the response was and I thank you. It's good to know you're there!!

Jasmine's MomUSA

Please let everyone involved with your site know that your Expert, Dr. Lucy, has saved my dog's life. I will recommend your site to all my pet loving friends. Thank you again for simply being there!

Sonya GEasley, SC

Last night my Expert spent close to 3 hours working with me on my dog's illness. Thank you so much for this opportunity to share in her care and knowledge!

Cathie MPompano Beach, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

3,044 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ

Joan

Joan

Vet Tech

5,510 satisfied customers

Vet Tech for over 35+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues

Candy

Candy

Veterinary Technician

7,973 satisfied customers

Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Small Animal Veterinarian.

5,193 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

4,909 satisfied customers

UC Davis Graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management

Theresa

Theresa

A Voice for Your Pet

4,705 satisfied customers

19+ years experience in small animal medicine

Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew

Veterinarian

3,294 satisfied customers

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Questions
My 17 pound puppy ate chocolate. So I gave him about a
My 17 pound puppy ate chocolate. So I gave him about a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide. Then 1-2 more 20 minutes later. Still no vomiting. … read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Small Animal Veterinarian.
5,193 satisfied customers
My 5lb chihuahua ate a half bar of Awake caffeine chocolate
My 5lb chihuahua ate a half bar of Awake caffeine chocolate bar. It has chocolate liquor and caffeine. Do I need to get him to a vet? The whole bar is 1.55 oz and he ate about half… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
452 satisfied customers
Our 70lb lab ate 5 3.5oz Ghirardelli peppermint bark/ milk
Hi Dr. Andy, Our 70lb lab ate 5 3.5oz Ghirardelli peppermint bark/ milk chocolate bars. Should I rush her to the emergency vet? I'm not sure if that type of chocolate has the same toxicity as other ty… read more
Joan
Joan
Vet Tech
Private
5,510 satisfied customers
My 85 lbs Lab just found and ate a 2.5 oz box of peanut
my 85 lbs Lab just found and ate a 2.5 oz box of peanut chews. They are covered in chocolate but contain peanuts and caramel. I don't really know if he's going to be alright.… read more
Lisa
Lisa
Certified Veterinary Technician
Associate Degree
15,483 satisfied customers
My rat terrier (9lb) ate about 3 oz. of dark chocolate - i
My rat terrier (9lb) ate about 3 oz. of dark chocolate - i gave him a tsp of hydrogen peroxide but he didn't throw up - I think he may have ingested it last night as my husband said he was wimpering i… read more
Lisa
Lisa
Certified Veterinary Technician
Associate Degree
15,483 satisfied customers
60 pound 13 yr old male mixed breed bar of milk chocolate.
60 pound 13 yr old male mixed breed bar of milk chocolate. how big a concern is milk chocolate?… read more
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler
Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst
3.75 GPA 36cr. Multiple Tech traini
20,399 satisfied customers
my 30lbs puggle ate two whole bags of chocolate 1 bag of rolos
my 30lbs puggle ate two whole bags of chocolate 1 bag of rolos 8.5 oz bag and a bag of butterfingers 8oz bag. i called the vet hes not in i called poision control they want 40$ before they answer any … read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
569 satisfied customers
I came home to my two yorkies to find that one or both of them
I came home to my two yorkies to find that one or both of them had eaten a Mounds candy bar (off the counter - no clue how they got it down!). I gave them both hydrogen peroxide to make them throw up,… read more
Candy
Candy
Veterinary Technician
7,973 satisfied customers
My dog ate two clif bars: 1 with chocolate drizzled on top,
My dog ate two clif bars : 1 with white chocolate drizzled on top, and a chocolate chip clif bar. What should I do?… read more
Terri
Terri
Healthcare/behavior specialist
Private
22,455 satisfied customers
My dog ate a box of valentine choclate (9.5 oz). He weighs
My dog ate a box of valentine choclate (9.5 oz). He weighs 50lbs. Is he going to be ok or is this a deadly amount? And, how soon will he show symptoms?… read more
Dr. Christian K.
Dr. Christian K.
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,725 satisfied customers
15 minutes ago, my two wheaten dogs were just found with chocolate
15 minutes ago, my two wheaten dogs were just found with chocolate wrappers - 1 dark chocolate bar with probably 3 oz left, and 2 granola bars (with mini milk chocolate chips). No telling which do ate… read more
Walter
Walter
Just Answer Consultant
6,024 satisfied customers
My 27 lb beagle ate 2 1/2 fiber one cereal bars (1.4 ...
My 27 lb beagle ate 2 1/2 fiber one cereal bars (1.4 oz each). Each bar contained chicory root extract and chocolate chips with oats. Is he in danger of poisoning and what should I do?… read more
Joan
Joan
Vet Tech
Private
5,510 satisfied customers
My wire hair fox terrier 7yrs. old and weighs 25-26lbs. we ...
My wire hair fox terrier 7yrs. old and weighs 25-26lbs. we discovered when we got home from Easter had got out of his cage and ate my kids Hershey milk chocolate bunnies each 6oz. (2) of them 12 oz. t… read more
DakotaSouthFive
DakotaSouthFive
Independent Contractor
High School or GED
23 satisfied customers
Weimaraner: old female..pounds..just ate a dark chocolate bar..throw
My 3yr old female Weimaraner (56 pounds) just ate a dark chocolate bar. How do I make her throw up?… read more
ChristineLVT
ChristineLVT
licensed veterinary technician
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
1 satisfied customers
my 9 lb. miniature dachshund ate a 4.5 oz milk chocolate ...
my 9 lb. miniature dachshund ate a 4.5 oz milk chocolate cadbury fruit and nut (raison & almond) candy bar. i just got home after being gone for approx. 3 hrs. he vomited 15 minutes ago. is he in dang… read more
Gina
Gina
5,877 satisfied customers
dog: is 1yr old 35lbs she just ate half of a 1.55oz..milk chocolate
My dog is 1yr old 35lbs she just ate half of a 1.55oz. Hershey milk chocolate bar. What should I do and should I give her anything to bring it up? It has only been 10 minutes ago. She is a mixed breed… read more
Paula
Paula
Registered Veterinary Technician
Associate Degree
8 satisfied customers
Help....My dog just ate about 15-18 Mini Rolos!! She is a ...
Help....My dog just ate about 15-18 Mini Rolos!! She is a Yorkie(About 15 lbs), and somehow she got into the bag. Ive heard that 1oz of chocolate for every 1 lb of weight is ok. Is this true? The weig… read more
ReneeInsideHelp
ReneeInsideHelp
Veterinary Manager
High School or GED
76 satisfied customers
I have a small dog. She ate a bar of chocolate with ...
I have a small dog. She ate a bar of chocolate with almonds. What can I do at home. do I have to take her to the vet?… read more
Tammy F.
Tammy F.
Freelance Writer and Editor, Animal Resc
4,438 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x