My dog ate a chocolate button... he'll be OK right?

(11 Posts)
FyreFly Thu 03-Sep-15 22:10:42

I got out a bag of the Asda large chocolate buttons, and as I was pouring some into a little bowl (keeping the bag with me is bad for my waistline grin ) one bounced out and my deceptively quick labrador had it before I could get to it.

For a large dog, a small piece like that shouldn't have an effect should it? They're about the size of 2p coins. I think they've had little bits of human chocolate before and been OK. Technically they're my parents dogs and I'm babysitting whilst they're away though, so I just had a mini panic. A piece that small shouldn't harm him should it? confused Help!

RudyMentary Thu 03-Sep-15 22:11:41

It will be fine

Bubble2bubble Thu 03-Sep-15 22:13:33

Aboslutely fine smile those are very low percentage actual chocolate

LoveVintage Thu 03-Sep-15 22:14:50

It's fine, it's when eaten in bulk and proper i.e. dark chocolate, that is harmful. Glares at ddog who once nicked and ate almost a whole box of Celebrations, foil and all (she was fine).

catzpyjamas Thu 03-Sep-15 22:18:16

Should be fine given the quantity eaten and size of the dog.

For future reference, and in case other dog owners click on this thread and need it, here is a toxicity calculator and advice .

FyreFly Thu 03-Sep-15 22:27:32

Thank you all, and thank you catz for that calculator! Would you believe that I have actually had dogs all my life, but this is the first time I've had to look after them on my own iyswim and it made me a bit nervous! I'm sure after two weeks I'll be much better.

These two did once get into an entire tin of mince pies when they were young (the little darlings pushed the kitchen chairs out and climbed / jumped onto the kitchen counter) and I know that raisins are apparently toxic too. They slept beautifully for about 6 hours but apart from that were absolutely fine! So they have form for being reasonably bomb-proof grin

catzpyjamas Thu 03-Sep-15 22:41:32

There is a useful leaflet on here about pets and poisons

KobblyKnees Fri 04-Sep-15 22:05:25

Phew! Careful though - someone the other day was telling me of a dog that died after just one belgian chocolate.

patterkiller Fri 04-Sep-15 22:14:01

Lab ate a full box of Thorntons a few years ago. He was taken to the vets for obs but didn't even have loose poo. Probably proves Thorntons isn't real chocolate.

sandgrown Fri 04-Sep-15 22:21:26

My friend's JAck Russell polished off 8 Easter eggs with no ill effects.

FyreFly Fri 04-Sep-15 22:26:38

Well he's fine today! He was a royal PITA on the morning walk today though. It's a good job I love him grin

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