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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 48 years of experience.
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He ate some dark chocolate whole, but seems fine right now,

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He ate some dark chocolate whole , but seems fine right now
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: A border collie he weighs about 20kg
JA: The Expert will know if the Border Collie will be able to digest that. What is the Border Collie's name and age?
Customer: Koa and he is 6 years old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Koa?
Customer: Nope

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Koa would have needed to ingest 1/2 - 2/3 (depending upon the cocoa %) ounce per kg of bodyweight to intoxicate himself with the theobromine in chocolate; vomiting, agitation, tremors soon after ingestion. That would be equivalent to ~10+ ounces for a dog of his size and so he'll remain safe. As with ingesting anything unusual, gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea might arise. It should be transient, however, and not need treatment. There's no need to induce emesis nor treat in any manner.

Please respond with additional questions and concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
It was 75% dark chocolate and he probably ingested ~3oz. Sounds like he is probably fine given he isn't showing any symptoms right now though?

Correct! At that % he would have needed to ingest ~10 ounces to be in trouble. He might appear a bit jittery (think caffeine!) but will remain safe. Please continue in this conversation if you wish.

10, not 15 ounces...mea culpa

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Ok sounds good thanks for your help!

You're quite welcome. I can't set a follow up in this venue and so please return to our conversation with an update at your convenience.

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