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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Nothing except she ate a dark chocolate bar with hazelnuts :

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Nothing except she ate a dark chocolate bar with hazelnuts
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: A 14 year old parson terrier, she is 18 pounds
JA: OK. The Veterinarian will know if the terrier will be able to digest that. What is the terrier's name?
Customer: Samantha
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Samantha?
Customer: No, she eats a lot of bad things, she is kind of a scamp. But not chocolate, I know that's bad for her.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

An 18 lb Samantha would need to ingest 6 ounces of pure dark chocolate to become intoxicated by the theobromine in that chocolate which can cause vomiting, agitation, and tremors if ingested in sufficient quantity. Hazelnuts are non-toxic. Samantha might experience transient gastrointestinal distress as evidenced by inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea from ingesting such an unusual food but she wasn't intoxicated unless that dark chocolate bar weighed 6 ounces or more.

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