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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-07-2008, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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So my dogs got into some Andes mints which, yes, are dark chocolate. They ate almost 5 oz. I gave them hydrogen peroxide and bread like the doctor said and they still haven't thrown up. It's been an hour. I'm starting to get worried....

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-07-2008, 02:56 PM
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that happened to my man's dog many years ago, she got into a bag of Riesen. She just pooed everywhere then she was fine. Maybe take them out and see if they eat grass?

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How much did you give them? My vet has told me to give hydrogen peroxide before and I had to give like 2 tablespoons for it to work. Make sure they get some water in them too. I'd call the vet back and see if he wants you to give more.

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I gave them two tbsp and was in contact with the vet every half hour. Pooters was the only one that threw up and apparently he hadn't gotten into it. I just wanted to make sure though. They're all okay.

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Just to be on the safe side I would call the vet and see if they will give you prescription food for them for the next week or two, something that will promote healing of the lining of the intestines and stomach.


My dog Ed got into valentines chocolate when he was about one and ever since he had MAJOR stomach issues... We took him to the vet immediately after we saw he ate the chocolate, and he did the prescription food and had medication. For a few days afterwords he had bloody diarrhea and vomited on his own. It was horrible and he had issues with puking ever since he ate the chocolate (he would puke everyday withing an hour of eating)... we ended up switching him to a food that was for sensitive stomaches and he did a lot better on that food.
The chocolate didn't kill him (cancer killed him), but it did cause permanent damage to his stomach even though he was taken directly to the vet, the damage had already been done.

That being said... my dog Gunner ate some Andes Mints back in December and was fine. Chocolate effects every dog differently.... even 2 dogs that come from the same litter (Gunner & Ed were litter mates).
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They all are still doing well. The only side effect is that Logan's tummy was bloated for a couple hours but then he defecated and was fine. Never had any diarrhea or anything.

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Great to hear they are ok! I was watching for a reply to this thread to hear what happened.
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hope they're still doing okay!

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Yes, they're still fine.

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