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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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Our dog ate some chocolate yesterday night. He had some

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Hi our dog ate some chocolate yesterday night. He had some Maltesers before in surrey where he only had an upset stomach. He is still breathing and very windy. He has lasted for 9hours and still alive but still worried about him
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He has not vomited or had diarrhoea
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Hayley, I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Murphy, please?

It takes approximately 2 ounces of milk chocolate per kilogram of body weight to intoxicate a dog with the theobromine in chocolate which can cause agitation, vomiting, and tremors if ingested in sufficient amount. It takes 2/3 of an ounce of dark chocolate per kilogram of body. I suspect that an adult Lab didn't ingest nearly the amount to intoxicate himself and so will remain safe. As with ingesting anything unusual transient gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea can arise, however.