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Old 12-02-2004, 08:56 PM   #51
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Default Dog ate entire bag of andes mints...wrapper and all today

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Chocolate is poison for dogs. It's over.
The chocolate that is used in cooking is bad .
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Old 12-02-2004, 08:57 PM   #52
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Sounds like she'll be okay...good luck tonight and tomorrow man.
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Old 12-02-2004, 08:58 PM   #53
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Chocolate is poison for dogs. It's over.
The chocolate that is used in cooking is bad .

Agreed, I always was under the impression (not an expert here) that baker's chocolate was more pure and therefore contained more theobromide (sp) and was worse than milk choclolate which is 'watered down' (or 'cut' if you like) with sugar and other stuff.
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Old 12-02-2004, 09:01 PM   #54
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Call your vet. Chocolate is not good for dogs.
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Old 12-02-2004, 09:04 PM   #55
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After reading some of the links and confering with the vet, all we can do is wait it out. Both the links and the vet agree that it's not enough to kill her. But I'm taking tomorrow off so that I can be with her all day and make sure can get outside when the sh!t hits the fan.

She's going to be having some very active bowels the next 12-24 hours.
Lucky you. I have to work 12 hours tomorrow and then again on Saturday.
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Old 12-02-2004, 09:06 PM   #56
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Sorry dude
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Old 12-02-2004, 09:12 PM   #57
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Chocolate is poison for dogs. It's over.
The chocolate that is used in cooking is bad .

Agreed, I always was under the impression (not an expert here) that baker's chocolate was more pure and therefore contained more theobromide (sp) and was worse than milk choclolate which is 'watered down' (or 'cut' if you like) with sugar and other stuff.
Correct. From a site above:

Milk chocolate - 44 mg of theobromine/oz.
Semisweet chocolate - 150mg/oz.
Baker's chocolate - 390mg/oz.
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Old 12-02-2004, 09:58 PM   #58
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Better hope for the best. Dogs digest things very fast, there is nothing you can do but wait it out now.

For future reference, if a dog swallows some kind of food that it shouldn't have, give them a capful of hydrogen peroxide and they'll puke it right up. Unless it's a chemical thay burns their throat, then it will burn on the way up, too.
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Old 12-02-2004, 10:02 PM   #59
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She'll be fine, even if it was real chocolate. Those Andes mints are like 99% wax anyways.
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Old 12-02-2004, 10:04 PM   #60
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My dog loves chocolate and chocolate flavored candy. She eats it all the time, but only milk chocolate or tootsie rolls. Granted, she is a little loopy in the head, but she was like that before she ever had cocolate.
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Old 12-03-2004, 07:42 AM   #61
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Hope your doggie is ok.
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Old 12-03-2004, 12:12 PM   #62
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Well? What's the latest poop?
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Old 12-03-2004, 12:33 PM   #63
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how's the dog? when i saw it was 65lbs, i figured you'd have nothing to worry about.
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Old 12-03-2004, 12:34 PM   #64
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Hopefully it's okay!
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Old 12-03-2004, 12:34 PM   #65
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Chocolate + Dog = really bad. Hope your dog comes out ok!
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Old 12-03-2004, 12:34 PM   #66
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how's the dog? when i saw it was 65lbs, i figured you'd have nothing to worry about.
except for the soon to be glittering backyard. WHen our dog got into the hershey's kisses -- you could spot it pretty easily int he backyard. Foil doesnt digest too well, if you know what i mean.
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Old 12-03-2004, 12:34 PM   #67
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Haha, that first pic says it all "Woops!"

Hope he's ok though!
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Old 12-03-2004, 12:36 PM   #68
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Chocolate is poison for dogs. It's over.
The chocolate that is used in cooking is bad .
Milk chocolate has a lot less theobromine in it that dark chocolates....the dog will probably be fine. My dogs are about 1/3 that size and ate a whole Whitman's Sampler box as puppies.

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Old 12-03-2004, 12:36 PM   #69
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Not for my dog I had...he ate all my wifes choclate chip coockies she baked while we were on a walk...

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i hope he's ok too!

it takes a lot of chocolate to kill a dog (of course depends on the size of the dog). i would be a bit more worried about the dog consuming andes mints since im pretty sure those use dark chocolate as opposed to milk chocolate.

im sure he'll be fine, but it doesn't hurt to wish him luck again through this!

and keep us updated...
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Chocolate isn't the only thing you need to be careful with around dogs. Some other foods that are dangerous/deadly are grapes & raisins (a few grapes can be fatal with some dogs, causes kidney failure), macadamia nuts, onions and garlic. Call your vet if your dog eats any of these things.
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Old 12-03-2004, 01:11 PM   #72
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Chocolate is poison for dogs. It's over.
The chocolate that is used in cooking is bad .
Milk chocolate has a lot less theobromine in it that dark chocolates....the dog will probably be fine. My dogs are about 1/3 that size and ate a whole Whitman's Sampler box as puppies.
Theobromine causes a histamine reaction - an allergy, so to speak - not a poisoning.

Some dogs are immune to the allergic effects of theobromine - such as a ten-pound Lhasa Apso that ate a nine-inch black forest cake - others are extremely sensitive. I do not suggest you feed your dog chocolate to find out which end of the spectrum s/he is on.

Edit - Anyhow, yes, your dog will be fine, but he's going to have to sh!t. A lot. And it's not going to be fun to clean up.

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Old 12-03-2004, 02:48 PM   #73
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Nothing solid to report.

We've been outside half the morning for one reason or another.
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you have the exact same dog as me
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Old 12-03-2004, 03:24 PM   #75
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Chocolate isn't the only thing you need to be careful with around dogs. Some other foods that are dangerous/deadly are grapes & raisins (a few grapes can be fatal with some dogs, causes kidney failure), macadamia nuts, onions and garlic. Call your vet if your dog eats any of these things.
jeeze I never heard of all of that stuff. Im not sure, but with all the table scraps or garbage cans my dog got into over the years, hes had to have eaten almost everything on that list. And he lived to be be about 15

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