Chocolate is very bad for dogs! Some will tell you their dogs have eaten chocolate all their life . . it is NOT something they should eat. Milk chocolate isn’t as bad for them as is dark chocolate and Baker’s chocolate. They should never have chocolate of any kind!
We almost lost Speck four years ago when he got into some chocolate. You would think I would have learned my lesson but no . . apparently not!
Monday night I made the Chocolate Sesame Seed Cookies to take to our sewing day at quilt guild. I used Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate which is not as bad as unsweetened chocolate would have been, but still pretty risky for a dog. After guild, I brought the remaining cookies home in a zipper bag and put them on the table. Last night after dinner Vince was looking for the cookies. We had been out dealing with the chickens and watering the garden and then I saw it . . the zipper bag on the floor, torn open and cookies missing.
I’m guessing that when Vince was picking some things up off the table, he either knocked the bag off, or more likely, it was hanging over the edge of the table and Speck jumped and hit it til he made it fall.
We gave him hydrogen peroxide to get him to throw up but he never did. We have activated charcoal but couldn’t find it so at 9:30 p.m., which isn’t late for most folks but was like the middle of night for us to be out . . we all three went to Wal-Mart. I’m not quite sure why Vince wanted Speck and me to go but we went and we stayed in the car while he went in and bought more charcoal.
We got enough down him that we were comfortable, even though we weren’t sure how many cookies he had consumed. There were still plenty left in the bag so I don’t think he got too many. I slept on the sofa with Speck and it was a rough night but so far, he seems to be doing ok. They say they can be in danger for 24 hours after eating it so he’s not out of the woods yet but . . we’re hopeful.
You’d think I’d be way more careful than to let him get chocolate again but he did. Please be careful with your pets and be more careful that I’ve been about where you put that chocolate!