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Do you happen to know the weight of the twix bar (it should be on the packet)
28lbs is 12kg
Toxic dose theobromine from 100mg/kg
So 1200mg for your dog would cause symptoms.
Milk chocolate contains 2.4mg/g
If a twixbar is 25g milk chocolate it won’t contain enough to cause toxicity. A twix is part biscuit part caramel and only a little chocolate. However individuals have different susceptibility. You may well find your dog has an upset tummy after 24 hours and I’d recommend you ask your vet for treatment.
It would be preferable to ring your vets out of hours to check they don’t want to see your dig tonight. If they were to recommend treatment it would need to be given within 5 hours of ingestion for chocolate, ideally within 2 hours.
at this time I’m unable to make a phone call. I’ll leave and open it up for other experts
We would expect symptoms of an upset tummy after 20mg/kg methyxanthines. I’m expecting a twix to have less than 30g methylxanthines in it.If your dog has a medical history that might affect his ability to process chocolate, for example pancreatitis or liver disease please ring your vets out of hours service and check.
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