Symptoms of Chocolate Poisoning In Dogs

Pet owners should know better than to share some of their foods to their pets. One common and important example is chocolate which contains certain chemicals that can make dogs seriously ill and even die. Chocolate consumption is a common cause of poisoning in dogs. Typical signs of poisoning are usually displayed by the dog within 24 hours after consuming chocolate. The important signs to look out for include vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, increased heart rate, rapid breathing, low blood pressure, cardiac failure, increased response to reflex, hyperthermia, and coma. Dogs that show nervous signs such as seizures and hyperactivity should be brought to the veterinarian as soon as possible. 

Vomiting and diarrhea are usually the first signs that pet owners may notice after their pet has eaten chocolate. If your pet has consumed a likely toxic dose of chocolate and has not shown any typical symptoms of poisoning, your vet Norwalk, CA may induce vomiting as soon as possible to reduce the possibility of theobromine from entering the dog’s system.


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