Chocolate is everywhere and most of us never get quite enough. However make sure that chocolate stays up high and out of the doggy’s reach. When it comes to chocolate even the best behaved canine companion can lapse and do a little table or counter surfing. I can hardly blame them but it can be extremely harmful.
Even small amounts of Theo bromine, an ingredient in chocolate, can cause vomiting and restlessness in your dog. Larger doses can be fatal.
An estimate of the smallest amount that can be fatal for a miniature Labradoodle is four ounces of milk chocolate or 1/2 ounce of baking chocolate.
Get Him To Throw It Up Fast
If you find out that your dog has eaten chocolate and there has been very little time lapse, induce vomiting. We have had good results with salt.
I have quickly mixed half a cup of table salt with enough warm water to make a paste and shove it in the poor dog’s mouth. Massage his throat to get the salt down. Put in the remainder of the salt. For a larger dog I would do more salt. This will cause vomiting almost immediately and the undigested chocolate will come up with the salt.
If you don’t know when the dog ate the chocolate an emergency trip to Vet will be required.
So…….keep those chocolates up high! They are meant for humans only.