Just how toxic is chocolate to a pup?

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think that amount should be ok BUT I would get ahold of the number for an emergency get in your area and call them. I had the same situation and I was able to speak with a vet tech for free. They’ll be able to better advise you. Just in case. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You should be okay, just monitor him. This is coming from someone whose dog regularly eats bobby pins, cans, coins, underwear, and fallen onion/grape pieces. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I would not be too concerned. My parent’s poodle would break into my mom’s room and unwrap bags of dove milk chocolate. She was 13 pounds. I think that cocoa powder should be kept far away, same with anything with a higher cocoa content, but milk chocolate is usually very watered down by sugar, milk, and other things that a little should not hurt the pup. Best to be careful and talk to a vet, but do not stress about this.

My girl ate a half a box of matches once…that I called puppy poision control about and paid the 15 dollar fee.

For future reference, a dog can eat one match per pound and be OK.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

According to this: http://www.petmd.com/dog/chocolate-toxicity, your dog consumed less than a Tablespoon (1 oz.) of chocolate, so you should be ok.  Even with 1 oz. of milk chocolate, it would be very mild according to the link.

HTH!

 

 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@vess5:  he will be fine. It’s really pure bakers chocolate that is dangerous. my moms 5 lb Yorkie at a box of chocolate chip granola bars once and vet was not concerned at all. Dog was fine!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

You should be just fine my dog got into a huge chunk of hershey’s chocolate when she was like 1 and we didn’t know until the next day because we were downstairs and the chocolate was upstairs and she hid the evidence. She got really hyper then slept like a baby through the night, didn’t show any signs of being sick and its had no long term effects because that happened like 7 years ago and shee still good, but I think she has slit addiction to it know because she still begs for our chocolate every time we get it out lol, but we don’t ever give her any.

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