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My Chihuahua ate a speck of chocolate!!!!
An_254502 posted:
My 9 year old chihuahua ate a speck of chocolate off the counter. My m other told me that he might die due to him eating chocolate. Should I take him to a vet? I am super nervous any help or suggestions? Please help.
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Sandy Willis, DVM, DACVIM responded:
Hi, Chocolate is toxic particularly baker's chocolate. Milk chocolate has less, dark chocolate in between. You may wish to see how much your little dog ate, and of what type, and call your veterinarian for their advice, just to make sure. You can always make an appointment as well but at least call them with the information. Thanks for being so cautious. Dr. Sandy
rohvannyn responded:
Yes, chocolate is toxic. However, you say "a speck." If it's just a chocolate chip worth or less, he's not likely to have problems. Even a little dog would have to eat a couple ounces before it was seriously toxic. Individuals are different of course, but I have never heard of a dog dying from one chocolate chip. For a larger dog it could take a few pounds, and of course baker's chocolate is more toxic, as the doc says. Your vet would have more exact details.

For now, watch your pup, and if he continues acting normally, I wouldn't worry about it.


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