My Dog Ate Assorted Chocolates What Should I Do?

Reviewed By Tom •  Updated: 04/04/23 •  3 min read
Dog Severe Toxicity Level
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Assorted chocolates are a favorite treat of many pet parents. The chocolates also make a nice gift for holidays and other special occasions. Who doesn’t like chocolate? And if there’s chocolate around, you can bet your dog will want some, too! But what happens if a dog eats assorted chocolates?

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Has your dog eaten assorted chocolates? Are you worried that the assorted chocolates will make your dog sick? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your dog eats something like this.

We’ve gathered information about assorted chocolates and whether they can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!

Dog Ate Assorted Chocolates

It is strongly recommended to contact a Pet Poison Helpline or your veterinarian.

What are Assorted Chocolates?

Assorted chocolates are candy that includes various types of chocolate. Each piece of candy may be a different type of chocolate, have different ingredients + chocolate, and more. These chocolates are then placed in a container, such as a box or a bag.

Assorted chocolates may include dark, milk,  bittersweet, semisweet, and more. These are yummy treats that may be given as gifts for special occasions. However, some pet parents by assorted chocolates because they enjoy them!

While assorted chocolates are safe for humans (in moderation), what happens if a dog eats assorted chocolates?

Assorted Chocolates & Dogs

Unfortunately, assorted chocolates are toxic to dogs. The problem is that all forms of chocolate contain caffeine and theobromine. Dogs are not able to metabolize these substances. So, they stay in the dog’s body longer and cause organ damage and make a dog sick. Humans are able to quickly metabolize these substances and experience no health issues from them.

In addition, the level of toxicity is directly related to how much chocolate a dog has eaten. For instance, a dog that’s eaten a small piece of chocolate candy may not become sick. However, a dog that’s eaten several pieces of candy will become sick.

Symptoms of Assorted Chocolates Ingestion in Dogs

You may notice these symptoms if your dog has eaten assorted chocolates:

If you notice any of these symptoms in your dog, call the vet immediately. This is an emergency.

Treatment of Assorted Chocolates Ingestion in Dogs

The vet may work to decontaminate your dog’s body by inducing vomiting and using activated charcoal. These methods remove the toxins from your fur baby’s system. They may also give your dog an IV with fluids to flush theobromine and caffeine from your dog’s body and dilute the levels of these substances in your dog’s bloodstream.

The vet will also treat other symptoms as they arise. In some cases, your canine companion may need to be hospitalized until he’s in stable condition.

The prognosis is best for dogs who receive prompt medical treatment after eating assorted chocolates. In the future, it’s best to keep assorted chocolates out of your dog’s reach. You’ll both be happier for it!

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Tom has always loved to write since he was little - he wanted to be either a writer or a veterinary doctor, but he ended up being a professional writer while most of his works are based on animals. He was born in San Francisco but later moved to Texas to continue his job as a writer. He graduated from the University of San Francisco where he studied biotechnology. He is happily married and a soon to be father!

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