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Old 09-09-2017, 02:30 PM
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Chocolate Overload

Sooo, my 30 lb beagle ingested a 2 lb bag of assorted chocolate today - wrappers and all. I was at work but I had my boyfriend induce vomiting. He threw up several times and has mostly slept around. I walked him when I got home from work and tried to give him activated charcoal - he wouldn't eat much of it. He is very bloated and uncomfortable. Is there anything I can give him to help make him feel better? I was planning on fasting him this evening, but as far as tomorrow I'm not sure if I should just do a bland chicken diet for a few days... any tips would be appreciated.
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Did you call your vet !! ??

Chocolate can be extremely toxic in dogs, and it doesn't take that much sometimes to get one sick... Dark chocolates being more dangerous than other chocolates. A 22 pound dog can be killed by eating the equivalent of slightly large Hershey's bar... (69g or about 2.3 ounces).

A few articles:

https://wagwalking.com/treatment/cho...city-treatment

and from Pets WebMD

Dogs and Chocolate Poisoning: A Toxic Combination

It sounds like you really need to get that activated charcoal in him or get some IV going to help his body kick the toxic stuff out.

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I second getting him to a Vet, probably sooner rather than later. As Stormy said chocolate is very toxic to dogs, and depending on the dog, it can take very little to do them in. He may also have problems with the wrappers, so again have him checked by your Vet.
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What do you mean exactly by "assorted chocolate"? Was it milk chocolate coated confections, dark chocolate truffles, etc?

You need to call your vet. Depending the type of chocolate, that amount can be very dangerous.
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