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My pomeranian has eaten some lint choc he weighs about 13

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hi my pomeranian has eaten some lint choc he weighs about 13 lbs. and i reckon he has eaten about 5 oz. he seems his usual self very lively. regards maureen
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice. There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you. 1- What type of chocolate (dark, milk, etc.)? 2- Do you have hydrogen peroxide 3%?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

It was milk chocolate and it was less than first expected . No I don't have it x

So, it was less than 5 oz? If so, how much?
So, it was less than 5 oz? If so, how much?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

About 3 oz

Give me a few minutes while I type your answer.
Friend, chocolate toxicity is very dependent on the type, amount consumed and weight of the dog. 3 oz of milk chocolate will not be systemically toxic or fatal to a 13 lbs dog; you may see some mild vomiting or diarrhea otherwise your dog will be fine. I would recommend you observe him for the next 24 hours. If he develops vomiting or diarrhea this is what you can do: 1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. Start him on Zantac (ranitidine) 75mg 1/4 tablet every 12 hours for the next 2-3 days. You can buy Zantac over the counter in any pharmacy.2- No food or water for 8-12 hours. Need to give his gastrointestinal tract time to rest. 3- After 8-12 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet. 4- If he continues to vomit after doing the above he will need to be seen by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination. Note: Symptoms that require immediate vet care are: Hyperactivity, changes in respiration, tremors/seizures, etc. If no symptoms after 24 hours, highly unlikely for symptoms to develop. Please do not forget to rate my answer - I hope you found it to be excellent. If there’s more I can do, please use the reply tab and let me know. It’s my goal to provide you with excellent service." Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!Dr. Peter
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