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I habe just come home and found my dog has eaten half and

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I habe just come home and found my dog has eaten half and Easter egg. It was dark chocolate which I understand is worse. She is 30 kilos. I estimate she ate about 6oz. Thanks
JA: I'll do all I can to help. When was this? Has she thrown up since eating the egg?
Customer: between 3-6pm. She hasn’t been sick and has eaten all her dinner on top of it.
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Flo. She is 11. Thanks
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Flo?
Customer: she is on a low fat diet as she had pancreas problems when she was young.
Hello, this is Dr Linda, a UK based vet.

I understand your concern for Flo.

Was this milk or dark chocolate?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Dark

Thank you, ***** ***** just calculating the toxicity now.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Thanks

Unfortunately as it was quite a large amount of dark chocolate, she has eaten about 50% over the toxic dose.

We could see vomiting, diarrhoea, muscle tremors, restlessness and an irregular heart rate.

Signs can take 6-12 hours to develop but she should be seen now.

The vet can induce vomiting and the sooner this is done the better.

They may also offer activated charcoal and fluids.

As she has had pancreatitis before, this is especially important as the fat could trigger another bout.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Ok. She has no symptoms now but I will call our emergency vets. Thanks
symptoms can take a while to show but prevention is better than cure here.This window stays open so you can keep me updated and ask any further questions you may have.

I do hope this has helped and please let me know if there is anything else,

Take care,

Linda.

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