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Q. My dog or dogs ate some chocolate while I was gone. Not sure if both ate or just one. I'm guessing about 4 oz. of milk chocolate were digested. Help!

Answered By
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA

A. It would be helpful to know the weight of your dogs. Milk chocolate is much less toxic than darker types and 4oz among more than one terrier would be expected to have mild-moderate side effects. If it was within the last hour it may be helpful to arrange to have the dogs to vomit any which may be still in their stomachs but if it has been greater than 3-4hours this will not help. Monitor closely for any signs of tremors, agitation or confusion which would require urgent treatment, some mild vomiting or diarrhea would be expected.


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