You mean that gift wasn't for me??Christmas 2011
9:30am: My husband wakes me waving a torn and empty half pound fudge box, "Brut ate it all. He ate all of it." There is no mistaking the terror in his eyes.
Brut looks calm and is quiet. Good sign. No signs of hyperactivity or racing heart that can come from toxic levels of chocolate.
Scan internet: Look for fudge company ingredients, no luck. Look for what levels are toxic for dogs. Nothing is certain or clear without knowing what's in the fudge.
Call vet. She says Brut is past the point of being able to induce vomiting. (Usually 1-2 hours after ingestion) She says most fudge isn't made with cocoa, which is the most toxic. She suggest 3-4 small meals spaced through day with some canned pumpkin. The goal is to work the toxins through the system as quickly as possible.
So the day was met with following Brut around for the day. No vomiting. No diarrhea. You could tell he didn't feel well, but was otherwise fine.
It was undoubtedly one of the worst fears we have ever encountered. My husband was terrified. He was the one who had left the unopened fudge out the night before. He thought for sure Brut going to die and that a simple mistake would have caused the worst Christmas Day for the 24 Paws of Love family ever.
Brut is doing fine today. He's a fighter who isn't going to go down that easy, but it is a reminder how easily it could have happened.
Please keep your dog safe by keeping all chocolates, candies and goodies out of their reach. Don't have a Christmas scare like we did. Your dog is worth it!