My female chihuahua are a whole Easter egg, what shall I do?

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  1. JerseyHarris

    JerseyHarris PetForums Newbie

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    Hiya my two year old female chihuahua ate a whole Easter egg at around 7:30PM. She has been constantly throwing up since 10PM. Does anyone know what we could do?

    The last time she threw up was 11:30PM.

    Thanks Jersey.
     
  2. Mirandashell

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    I think you need to call a vet straight away. Chocolate is toxic to dogs.
     
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    "A whole Easter egg" of SOLID choc, or hollow? // What did it weigh? [net weight, on the pkg]
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    DARK choc is more dangerous than Milk-choc; baker's choc is the most dangerous of all 3. :(
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    I agree with MS above - vet, vet, vet, &
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  4. SusieRainbow

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    Agree you need to speak to a vet. They will want to know
    a, how big the egg was ( weight)
    b, type of chocolate , milk , plain or white
    c) weight of dog.
    In view of the vomiting they will probably need to see her.
     
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    Oh dear, hope your little dog is okay x Such a small dog and so much chocolate is a toxic combination, you must go to the vets immediately. x
     
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    side note:
    "white" chocolate contains zero cacao / chocolate; thus, it has no
    theobromine, the dangerous chemical that can cause heart failure in a dog.
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    CAROB also contains no choc / no theobromine.
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  7. Sweety

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    Chocolate can be toxic for some dogs.

    If your girl is vomiting, you need advice from a Vet.

    I would not wait and see in these circumstances.
     
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  8. JerseyHarris

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    It was a small hollow milk chocolate egg, it was 120g...
     
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    Have you spoken to an Out of Hours vet?
     
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    Okay, based on an estimated Chi weight of 3-5kg and the assumption that this is a medium-sized milk chocolate egg (I just looked at one of the small Maltesers ones I've got here and it weighs 75g), this could be extremely serious.

    Hopefully the vomiting has helped get some of it up but you need to speak to the emergency vet immediately as she may require treatment for tachyarrhythmias at such a dose. Please phone them now and let us know how you get on, if you can.
     
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    Okay, worse than I calculated. Call the vet now!
     
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    I can't go to bed now. I wonder if the poor mutt is alright?
     
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    I know, it's very worrying. :(
     
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    Well... hopefully no news mean they are on their way to the vets.
     
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    I'm hoping the vets have been of help....
    Hope she is ok?
     
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    You better have taken the dog to the vet.
     
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    o_O
     
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    There is a need for urgency in this situation.

    There is not a need for rudeness.
     
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    I'm pretty sure OP got the message !
     
  20. Mirandashell

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    I guess we haven't heard back yet? OP, if you're there, we would love to know how your pup got on. And how you are at the moment. It must have been scary.
     
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