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A small 15 lb mini poodle just ate a large chocolate

A small 15 lb...

A small 15 lb mini poodle just ate a large chocolate brownie, cake style dark

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

Pierre, 2yrs

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Pierre?

Approx 2 years

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

We're watching him for a friend in the hospital, brownie came from Perkins Restaurant

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1/23/2018
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Hi there,

Thank you for your question. Did Pierre just eat this now? How many ounces would you say the brownie would have been? Was this dark chocolate?

I will wait to hear from you.

Dr E

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Approximately 4 ounces, yes seems dark and rich, moist barely cake like
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
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Hi again,

Thanks for that. This is definitely a real concern and as Pierre is such a small dog at only 15lbs, there is every chance you could see severe symptoms of chocolate toxicity here if you do nothing. As such - the best next step is to get Pierre seen by your local ER vet where they can give apomorphine to make him vomit. If you can't get him see straight away, then the safest bet would be to induce vomiting from home.

There are several ways to induce vomiting, however 3% hydrogen peroxide is the most effective. As it has been less than half an hour - he will likely vomit this up pretty easily. You can read about how to induce vomiting in dogs online here:

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/how-to-induce-vomiting-emesis-in-dogs/page1.aspx

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