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Old 04-15-2006, 08:12 PM   #1
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Dog ate chocolate and now he's sick!! HELP!

it's actually my friend's dog... just a yorkie that's a couple of months old... he somehow managed to get into some chocolate and ate a few pieces and he's been throwing up for a couple of hours... i'm worried about the little guy... is this something that requires bringing him to a vet or will it just go away after he's done throwing up??? we would like to avoid bringing him to the vet because they charge so much but we're more than willing to if it's necessary.
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Take him to the Vet ASAP.

Usually emergency vet is 75 bucks. But its worth it man.
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the vet here said as long as it wasnt dark choc. the dogs should be fine cuz our dogs ate a whole bucket thingy of pretzel flips lol
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Oh man. When my dog was still a puppy, the breeder told us we couldn't give him milk (chocolate) because it would make him sick. She didn't go into much more detail that that. Sorry, I couldn't be of more help. It would seem that puppies in general are lactose intolerant, so maybe you can search online for more info. Hope that helps.
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we would like to avoid bringing him to the vet because they charge so much but we're more than willing to if it's necessary.
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nothing to roll your eyes at... that's the whole purpose of this thread... i'm trying to find out if it's necessary... looks like it is and we're bringing him to the vet... vet bills can range from hundreds to thousands... which is why i'm trying to find out if it's necessary first... wouldn't want to bring him in for a $200 checkup just to find out he'll be fine after vomiting...after googling a bit, turns out chocolate can have severe effects... seisure, coma, etc... so she's(owner) on the way to the vet now...
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If I remember correctly, dogs do not have the proper enzymes to break down chocolate..... an analogy would be a person who is lactose-intolerant drinking milk..... the chocolate has the same effect on a dog as milk does on the person. I think the vet will provide proper treatment so it was a good move taking him there.
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Bimmer88, If it was me I don't think I'd be consulting this board about it first. I'd do exactly what you did and find reasonable online sources that will be better educated on the subject.
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my dog once at 2 pounds of cooking chocolate chips. She just yuked it all over the backyard and was fine after that. And for all those wondering, I think chocolate is a metabolic toxin in dogs and some other animals

From wikipedia:
"A typical 20 kg dog will normally experience intestinal distress after eating less than 240 g of milk chocolate, but won't necessarily experience bradycardia or tachyarrhythmia unless it eats at least a half a kilogram of milk chocolate. According to the Merck Veterinary Manual, approximately 1.3 g of baker's chocolate per kilogram of a dog's body weight (0.02 oz/lb) is sufficient to cause symptoms of toxicity. For example, a typical 25 gram baker's chocolate bar would be enough to bring out symptoms in a 20 kg dog."

Best of luck to you. I hope the dog is Ok.
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Baking chocolate is worse then regular chocolate but the vet will tell you to give the dog hydrogen Peroxide with a turkey baster or a medicine syringe. I did it for my dog that ate a whole tray of fudge bownies I worked. I would call and ask them if you should do that?
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My dog ate rat poision once.

My Dad tilted him back on his hind legs and sprayed a water bottle down his throat until he puked. He was fine.

***Disclaimer: Yah, my Dad is NOT a licensed veterinarian***

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More practically, you might want to just let him be outside for a few hours or take him to a park. Anywhere there is lots of grass. Dogs eat grass to absorb the bad stuff in their stomachs then they puke it all up.
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you guys know that "pocky" chocolate biscuit sticks thingy? i fed my dog that and he loved it. funny dog.
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Bimmer88, If it was me I don't think I'd be consulting this board about it first. I'd do exactly what you did and find reasonable online sources that will be better educated on the subject.
If I could understand your post, Id have a proper retort....


Dogs cannot break down chocolate...

If he is sick take him to the vet....Better safe than sorry...
I treat my animals like people cause they are...

As far as the doctors bill...

If its not serious, then youll only have a SMALL CHARGE for a checkup...


If you get a BIG BILL like 100's or 1,000's like you said...then it was serious and youll be glad you took him...
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My dog ate a whole box of chocolate and we induced vomiting by giving him some peroxide mixed in with some ice cream and salt.

I had to perform the heimlich manuver on him and he puked it all out; so a visit to the vet was unnecessary.
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chocolate is toxic to dogs, if it was a huge dog id say fvck it hell survive, but seeing as hes a baby, id run him in ASAP.
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I treat my animals like people cause they are...
You ever eat a steak? From the looks of it, you have...CANNIBAL.

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Bimmer88, If it was me I don't think I'd be consulting this board about it first. I'd do exactly what you did and find reasonable online sources that will be better educated on the subject.
he's right.
I mean when I eat too much chocolate I wash it down with a cup of black coffee -- not exactly a solution for a yorkie lol. google dogs eating chocolate, or call the vet for advice. Dnd for pete's sake, DON'T GIVE THAT DOG A CUP OF COFFEE !!!!


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You ever eat a steak? From the looks of it, you have...CANNIBAL.
Thanks for the laugh

And BTW, If you didnt notice already...I'm Italian, not Asian....So Dogs arent exactly on MY food chain.

Cow on the other hand.....
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you should feed it more choclate and make a giant smore
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