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Namechangingfornow123 Thu 21-Mar-19 21:18:47

My six month old cavachon has just eaten two bags of m&ms. She took them from my handbag... anyone know what to expect? Should I bring her to a vet?

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wizzler Thu 21-Mar-19 21:20:09

There are websites on line which show the toxicity of chocolate in comparison to the weight of your dog.

MellowMelly Thu 21-Mar-19 21:30:22

As above poster said and also check out early signs of toxicity in dogs.
If your dog starts displaying any of these symptoms then she will need to see a vet.

If it’s of any consolation my dog has managed to steal countless chocolate bars and has survived but I monitored her very closely. She’s even eaten chocolate coated raisins 🙄 Double whammy!

Namechangingfornow123 Thu 21-Mar-19 21:42:22

Thanks for the responses. Was expecting to get flamed, I feel awful.
Looking at some of those websites I think she might be ok

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QueenAnneBoleyn Thu 21-Mar-19 21:43:11

Wouldn’t hurt to call the vet for some advice just to be safe.

Seeleyboo Thu 21-Mar-19 21:48:34

My chihuahua has eaten some crap and still ok. She once ate a boozy mince pie at xmas and a chocolate name place bar. She was looked like shit. Like a massive hangover. But she was ok. Don't feel too bad. Mine just managed to find things. Chewing gum in my bag and a cheeseburger. She ran behind a cupboard to eat this. Again, she looked yuk but survived. I fed her grapes once, for quite some time, until someone told me they're poisonous. I felt like such an irresponsible owner but I genuinely didn't know. I hope your dog will be ok.

minxthemanx Thu 21-Mar-19 21:48:36

I have a beagle. He ate 3 Easter eggs one day last week. Last year he ate a 10 inch triple tiered chocolate cake I had lovingly made for DS 1 birthday. On Christmas Eve he ate 11 Tesco luxury mini mince pies. He has survived all of the above. I would say don't panic; watch for signs of effect full the chocolate..If you are worried go yo emergency vet and they will make him throw up. And give you a big bill.

MrsRubyMonday Thu 21-Mar-19 21:48:46

These things happen sometimes, people make mistakes. My puppy got underneath the Christmas tree her first Christmas and unwrapped and ate a box of Cadbury milk tray. I didn't even consider that she would sniff them out, it didn't cross my mind. Didn't even realise what she had done to start with, she was looking very sorry for herself and got a bit lethargic and then started vomiting. I took her to the emergency vet at about midnight the night before Christmas Eve, cost a fortune. Luckily they didn't have to do anything, just monitored her for a bit, she was fine, and she was only small so it was quite a lot of chocolate for her size. Ignore anyone who says anything negative, you're a good dog parent worrying about them and asking for advice, a bad owner would just leave them to it. Phone the vet and ask their advice, explain how much they have eaten and they will be able to advise whether they need to see them urgently.

Seeleyboo Thu 21-Mar-19 21:50:20

Minx.......Sorry I laughed at 11 mince pies. One was bad enough for mine. She stunk and felt greasy.

minxthemanx Thu 21-Mar-19 21:55:39

If you haven't had a beagle you have never suffered the full how much crap can I steal experience. And we do actually try to put everything out of reach...He opens cupboards, gets things off high shelves.. Hope your dog is ok OP and feel your pain

Namechangingfornow123 Thu 21-Mar-19 22:01:45

Thanks everyone. Feeling reassured now. She's chilling in her usual spot on the chair. Looks a bit sorry for herself..
I know I shouldn't, but I laughed at some of the dog stories here..

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MellowMelly Thu 21-Mar-19 22:16:42

Well definitely no flaming from me
because my dog stole and ate two StickleBricks today so her poop should look very pretty tomorrow 🙄

MellowMelly Thu 21-Mar-19 22:18:19

Oh bless her she does look a bit sorry for herself! Keep an eye on her poop tomorrow just in case it gives her a dodgy tummy then it might be wise to stick her on some bland food for a day or two.

Luckypoppy Thu 21-Mar-19 22:22:31

My tiny chihuahua ate half a giant Easter egg. The vet said to watch her but sadly she became sick. She went to out of hours vet. They made her sick then I had to give her syringes of charcoal every hour for 12 hours. She was only 2 1/2 kg and had eaten enough to kill her from what she brought up.

I hope yours isn't sick. X

Wolfiefan Thu 21-Mar-19 22:25:01

If you’re not sure then consult a vet ASAP. hope all is well.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Thu 21-Mar-19 22:41:52

My lab, who is usually very untypically lab-like and fussy about his food, ate some chocolate biscuits I’d accidentally left out. The vet said if he’d poisoned himself he’d have kept being sick. Instead he shat his away around my house. One big vets bill and a new rug later I have learned that he’s not always fussy.

wizzler Thu 21-Mar-19 23:52:31

No flaming from me. Ddog has eaten a Lindt dor advent calendar and an entire box of chocolate brownies. Both these meant trips to the vet at £140 per time. Subsequent encounters with Maltese's and a cup of hot chocolate we dealt with at home having checked out the dog to choc ratio.
The photo shows what I am up against though in this instance it was only a wrapper he got hold of.. DS has scoffed the chocolate!

wizzler Fri 22-Mar-19 07:01:27

How is she this morning op?

anniehm Fri 22-Mar-19 07:17:03

There's very little chocolate so if normal single serving bags I suspect that they are going to be fine. My ddog ate a box of Thornton's under my DD's bed destined for me on Mother's Day and the vet said don't worry. Dark good quality chocolate is the dangerous kind and depends on the weight of the dog too

DeepfriedPizza Fri 22-Mar-19 15:34:19

My dog once ate 2 family size bars of dairy milk including the wrappers. As others have said these things happen, hopefully your ddog will not suffer any ill effects

Namechangingfornow123 Fri 22-Mar-19 15:54:52


She's fine, slightly runny poo but other than that she is her usual self..
It's like having a toddler again trying to remember to leave everything out of reach!
Thanks for all of the reassurance and stories!

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minxthemanx Fri 22-Mar-19 22:41:08

Glad she's ok, OP. It does worry you, tho I'm a lot more blase than I used to be....Glad nobody flamed you either. People are too quick to flame on MN. Hope Ddog behaves this weekend for you.

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