(Closed) Hide your chocolate bars!

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Weenie ate 2 of my milk duds the other day that I didn’t realize the cats had knocked on to the floor but luckily he didn’t get sick. I was really worried. I’m bookmarking this in case he ever gets into more serious chocolate trouble.

Post # 4
1177 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Oh wow! I’m so glad your furbaby was okay! 🙂 Good advice!

As a side note.. my old chemistry teacher said her dog drank antifreeze and the vet had her force feed the dog vodka.. It neutralizes the effects of the antifreeze. Weird, right?

Post # 5
3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@canthugallcats: Oh wow, what is activated charcoal? Is it charcoal for the grill? And what is that supposed to do in this situation? Just want to make sure I’m prepared!

I came home once and my dog was two second away from chewing all the way into my pill bottle. Not sure how he got that but now they are stored (no matter what) in drawers of some kind. I also came home once and he had destroyed the pocket of my bookbag… I was pissed. A few hours later I noticed that he destroyed the pocket because I had a granola bar with TONS of chocolate on it… yes he swallowed everything. But I never did anything about it because it had been hours and nothing happened. That’s when I decided to be more carfeul 🙁

Post # 6
2607 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Glad she’s okay!  Ours gets tiny amounts of chocolate on occasion, (the other night he ate two chocolate chips, and he’s an 80 pound dog), but it can be scary when they get into stuff they shouldn’t have!

@kperry3: Activated charcoal is NOT the same as charcoal for the grill.  It is highly processed/refined charcoal that is very porous which makes it ideal for absorbtion.  It is often used to absorb chemicals/products that could otherwise harm the body BEFORE the body has a chance to absorb them.  I think you can get it at most pharmacies, (possibly by the syrup of ipecac?  hehe…which also worked well for inducing vomitting in pets…the hydrogen peroxide didn’t work for our cat).

Post # 7
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I am always worried my yorkie baby will get into chocolate.  This is great to know. 

Post # 9
2265 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m glad to hear that shes okay!

Post # 10
939 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

About 15 years ago, my mom’s dog got into, and ate, an entire bag of chocolate covered pretzels.  I claim my sisters ate them though, but they swear up and down they didnt, so it only leaves the dog.  But the dog never got sick or anything so, i’m still suspicious of them. 

Post # 11
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Glad she’s ok! We have a friend who’s dog was named Hershey… and she passed after eating a Hershey bar 🙁

Post # 12
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I know people who let their dogs eat chocolate and they never get sick. I was never even aware that chocolate makes dogs sick.. why is that?

Post # 13
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m glad she is okay!! Our dog has eaten his fair share of chocolate in his day. But it really does depend on the size of the dog.

And keep in mind that there are things that are way worse for dogs than chocolate. Onions, grapes, raisins – I would be way more concerned if my dog ate any of those.

Post # 14
3943 posts
Honey bee

Really, grapes are bad? I never heard of that before.

Post # 16
3943 posts
Honey bee

I had no idea. Thanks for the link!

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