Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dog Health Care


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-10-2007, 07:13 PM
simplymisty simplymisty is offline
IL Dog Freak
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 185
Default Need HELP NOW

Ok, how much chocolate is deadly to dogs? Yesterday my dogs ate 1/2 pound chocolate bar (it was out of their reach but they jumped on the counter since they couldn't reach it by just putting 2 feet up).

So anyway I don't know if all 3 ate it or just one. My oldest GSD was acting weird yesterday before she got groomed. Tonight she ate really slow (she normally eats slow but tonight was SUPER slow). All night she's just been laying on the couch and just got down to one of the dog pillows. She's normally a really lazy dog but tonight it's really bad.

I tried calling the vet but they're closed. The emergency vet sucks - charged me close to $2,000 to tell me my golden wasn't have seijers (sp?) and over $1,000 to tell me our cat was dead (didn't make any attempt to revive him). So I just don't trust them plus they don't let you stay in the room w/ the dog so who knows what they're really doing.

So I don't know if she was the one who ate it but if it was her and she ate all of it, what can I do? Is it too late now?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-10-2007, 07:17 PM
TheWonderPuppies's Avatar
TheWonderPuppies TheWonderPuppies is offline
Pres. Of Gutter Club.....
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,142
Default

what type of chocolate was it???
__________________

I know the secret handshake!!![
Nolu's mindsoap ... known by all not used by many...
Chat is amazing for this reason....
[darkchild16] I love my stick
[TheWonderPuppies] does it have batteries
[TheWonderPuppies] *ducks*
[darkchild16] OH GOD I DID NOT MEANT HAT
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-10-2007, 07:33 PM
simplymisty simplymisty is offline
IL Dog Freak
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 185
Default

Symphony bar - milk chocolate w/ almonds & toffee
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-10-2007, 07:36 PM
BostonBanker's Avatar
BostonBanker BostonBanker is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Vermont
Posts: 8,187
Default

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/why-dog...ate/page1.aspx

Link stolen from one of the stickys on the food board.

Quote:
This means that a little less than one pound of milk chocolate can be toxic to the nervous system of a 20-pound dog. A 10-pound cat would need to ingest 1/2 pound.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-10-2007, 07:55 PM
simplymisty simplymisty is offline
IL Dog Freak
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 185
Default

Thanks!!! I'm going to hope that it's just her stomach hurting IF it was even her that ate the choc. The other 2 are fine.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-10-2007, 10:35 PM
simplymisty simplymisty is offline
IL Dog Freak
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 185
Default

Ok, well I had to take her to the emergency vet since I took her temp and it was 105.5.

They told me that 105 is deadly - nice freak out for me.

They want to keep her until Wednesday morning. Estimate $3,000 - $4,000 - had to put down 1/2 deposit.

Needless to say I'm freaking. She's our oldest - will be 6 on 12/1. I had to sign DNR forms - which put me beyond freaking for how to/if they should try to save her life and/or heart compressions or to open her chest.

I've had to leave my other 2 there overnight before - one for seisures (sp?) and the other when she was attacked by a Pit and they had to do spinal surgery - never had to sign that before.

Sorry I'm rambling. Please keep Shelby in your prayers. They said basically it's a waiting game if she'll make it.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-10-2007, 10:38 PM
simplymisty simplymisty is offline
IL Dog Freak
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 185
Default

Oh - forgot. Incase you're wondering what they're doing, not that i'm 100***37; sure.

They have her hooked up to heart monitors, ekg monitors and some other but I don't remember names. Iv's trying to flush her system. Tons of bloodwork. Should get the first set of results back around 1 a.m.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-10-2007, 10:38 PM
~Jessie~'s Avatar
~Jessie~ ~Jessie~ is offline
Chihuahua Power!
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 19,601
Default

That is so scary. I'll keep Shelby in my thoughts.

((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))
__________________

L to R: Chloe, Rylie, Emma, Tucker, and Rory
My Blog- Chihuahuas are not Sheep
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-10-2007, 11:38 PM
lubspaniel lubspaniel is offline
cocker mom
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 185
Default

how scary! shelby is in my prayers (((hugs)).
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-11-2007, 06:11 AM
BostonBanker's Avatar
BostonBanker BostonBanker is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Vermont
Posts: 8,187
Default

Please do keep us up to date on how she's doing. We've got a couple Chaz dogs who need good thoughts today now . Sending good vibes your way.
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:19 AM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site