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Oh crap, I need to take my dog to the vet's don't I?

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OracleInaCoracle Wed 19-Aug-09 09:08:01

on monday he ate a half of a 140g bar of chocolate. he has had diarrohea since, it shows no sign of letting up and he doesnt seem particularly ill (a bit subdued) but am now a bit worried. should i take him to the vets or continue giving him plenty of water etc?

skybright Wed 19-Aug-09 09:14:54

How old is the dog? I would phone the vets and ask.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Wed 19-Aug-09 09:16:33

Vets today.

Human chocolate is poisonous for dogs.

Hope he is okay.

OracleInaCoracle Wed 19-Aug-09 09:17:44

thanks, i didnt realise it was poisonous! will call them now.

skybright Wed 19-Aug-09 09:50:16

Oh i thought you realised, i ask how old as it can kill puppies,older dogs can usually cope with it a bit better. Hope the dog is okay.

teamcullen Wed 19-Aug-09 10:15:35

my puppy ate a packet of thorntons chocolate caramel shortbread when he war about 12 weeks old and weighed about 5lb.

Aparently dark chocolate is worse for dogs as it has a higher cocoa content than milk.

I took him the vet because he was up all night very hyper and his abdominum was vert hard.

Apparently he had trapped wind and it cost me £38 for Buscopan.

The vet said to me if they have chocolate poisoning it happens very quickly and there organs begin to shut down.

Sounds like your dog needs something for the diarrohea though.

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 19-Aug-09 10:19:48

yes take to vets

chocolate is very bad for woofas sad

friends dog ate a dark chcolate homemade birthday cake

was very ill, got stomach pumped and was in vets for a week - cost £3000 for medical bills - luckily had insurance and dog is fine now

alas the cake was destroyed - such a waste of chocolate .......

mj4ever Thu 20-Aug-09 02:01:44

if he ate it monday it's now wednesday how come you havent phoned or took your dog to the vets already??

mj4ever Thu 20-Aug-09 02:03:49

sorry dont know what happened to post it told me your first post was your last.

hope your dog is ok

OracleInaCoracle Thu 20-Aug-09 10:19:20

well, he's fine. no long lasting effects, have special food for him and poo's are back to normal.

thank you all!

LilRedWG Thu 20-Aug-09 14:16:06

Ah, vets and their special foods.

skybright Thu 20-Aug-09 14:26:44

Glad he is fine.

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