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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Vet
Satisfied Customers: 64834
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 48 years of experience.
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My dog ate chocolate
Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is your dog's name and age?
Customer: Qirov. He is 5
Assistant: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Qirov
Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Qirov?
Customer: No
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.

Dr. Michael Salkin is typing. Please be patient.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.

How much does Qirov weigh, how much chocolate was ingested (in grams or ounces), and was it milk, dark, or baker's chocolate, please?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
He is a borzoi, around 40 kilos. He ate a whole package of chocolate brioche rolls (8 of them!) With dark chocolate chips. I cannot find an amount on the package
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.

Thank you. Thankfully, he would have needed to ingest at least 13 ounces of pure dark chocolate to intoxicate himself with the theobromine in chocolate: vomiting, agitation, tremors soon after ingestion. Those rolls didn't contain nearly such an amount. As with ingesting anything unusual, transient gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea can arise but Qirov wasn't intoxicated and will remain safe. There's no need to induce emesis nor treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok, thank you
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.

You're quite welcome. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.