Originally Posted by afears01
Bailey, my two year old Boxer, is AWFUL about chocolate. At Christmas, she stole, yes, stole, about 6 pieces of chocolate fudge from several plates. She did not touch the ham, turkey, or anything else, just turned her head sideways (I didn't see her, but I know what she looks like when she tries to eat from a plate that sits on a table), and took the pieces of fudge off. When several family members noticed that their fudge was gone (we had all gotten up to praise my 3 year old for going potty.....big deal in our house!), we started to ask my 4 year old what he had done with the fudge. He swore over and over that he didn't have any. I smelled his breath, and realized immediately that he was indeed telling the truth. The only other culprit was the dog. She was sitting quietly in her crate, although it was not locked, that's just where she goes when we eat. When I went to check, there was a very small piece of chocolate in the corner, slobbery but uneaten. She had no side effects, but I took her to the vet a couple of days later just in case. The vet had a good laugh, checked her stool sample, and proclaimed her to be naughty, but fine.
That's nothing. One of my beagles found an Xmas-wrapped box of Godiva chocolates that was buried in a closet. She ripped open the wrapping paper, plastic casing around the box, the box itself, and ate all the chocolates.
Needless to say, the results were not pretty. We rushed her to an animal hospital where they induced vomitting. Her entire stomach area was swollen and expanded. She basically had a block of chocolate in her stomach.
It was very scary.