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My dog has eaten a belgian triple chocolate cookie, she's a

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Hello, my dog has eaten a belgian triple chocolate cookie, she's a small Staffy probably weighing about 12/13kg. They're quite big cookies and quite rich. I'm hoping that I'm just overreacting but reading some things online I'm starting to worry.

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Isobel, it would take at least 2 ounces of pure dark chocolate per kg of body weight (24 - 26 ounces for Lizzy) to intoxicate her with the theobromine in chocolate (vomiting, agitation, tremors soon after ingestion). As with ingesting anything unusual transient gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea can arise but Lizzy wasn't intoxicated and will remain safe. There's no need to induce emesis or treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Thank you for putting my mind at rest! I

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