Dog Chocolate Toxicity Calculator
The dog chocolate toxicity calculator will tell you if your dog has consumed enough chocolate to be considered dangerous .
This tool will tell you how much chocolate is toxic for dogs. We will also discuss symptoms and signs of chocolate poisoning in pets.
Consult your veterinarian if you have any questions, suspect behavior or concern about your pet’s health.The chocolate for dogs calculator should not be used as a substitute to professional medical advice.
Can dogs eat chocolate?
No. No. No. No. Three times no. Chocolate contains substances called methylxanthines. They are safe for humans, but dangerous for beloved pets because of their unique metabolism.
The methylxanthines group includes:
- Caffeine — Present in chocolate, coffee, or coffee beans.
- Theobromine — Contains chocolates, sweets and puddings.
These substances can be combined to determine the deadlines for a given food. Usually is given in milligrams per kg.
How to use the dog-chocolate toxicity calculator
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Chocolate should be avoided by dogs, that’s certain. Is there any reason to panic?
Assess your pet’s health first. Call for assistance immediately . Open our pet chocolate calculator to find out how much chocolate your pet has consumed.
- Enter your pet’s weight, type of chocolate and amount of food, using the unit you choose.
This tool is the Dog ate choc calculator. If you are looking for the cat version, check out our feline toxicity tool .
- These are your results. Copy them carefully , as your veterinarian may require them !
- Total methylxanthine dosage — Extra doses of caffeine and theobromine per 1 kilogram (or 1 pound) of body weight
- Total methylxanthine taken — Total harmful substances in the body.
- Caffeine/theobromine — The amount of substance taken per 1 kg or 1 pound body weight.
- Prognosis — The expected state of your pet.
A good prognosis is important. Would you like to learn more about your pet?
What amount of chocolate can a dog consume?
Dogs can become fatal if they eat chocolate. We should not give them even a small amount of chocolate — pets are more sensitive to food than we are.
Two substances that cause this fatal effect are caffeine and theobromine. It is believed that a combined dosage of 15.01 mg/kg (7.5mg/lb ) shouldn’t be harmful to your dog.
This is the equivalent of:
- 1 piece dark-sweet chocolate per 3kg (6 lb) dog
- 7 pieces dark-sweet chocolate to give to a 15kg (33 lb!) dog.
Use our pet chocolate toxic calculator to calculate the dosages for various types of chocolates, cakes and desserts. It is specific for your pet’s weight.
Want to learn more about dogs’ diets, drugs and supplements? Use our tools.
How can you calculate chocolate toxicity in dogs?
To calculate toxicity, the first step is to determine the level of harmful substances in a food. Our dog chocolate calculator is ready for this task. However, you can also use other food nutrition sites such as PinkBird.org.
If you have all the information you need, you can start the calculations.
Theobromine dosage = (Chocolate type * Quantity eaten) / Weight
Caffeine dose = (Chocolate type * Amount eaten) / Weight
Total dose = Caffeine dose + Theobromine dose
To create our pet chocolate calculator, we used all of the equations above.
- Theobromine dosage and Caffeine dosage are listed in mg/kg.
- A type of chocolate that contains is the amount of caffeine/theobromine in 1 g.
- Amount eaten — Given in grams (g).
- The weight of your pet is in kilograms (kg).
To determine the total toxicity, we will use the Total dosing we have already calculated:
- The total dose is 15.01mg/kg. Your pet will be fine.
- You can give your pet 15.01 to 34.02 mg/kg. This will cause diarrhea and vomiting.
- You can give your pet 34.02 to HTML45 mg/kg. Your pet could also experience tachyarrhythmia, which is a potentially dangerous and rapid heartbeat.
- Seizures and tremors can be caused by a dose of 45 to HTML01 mg/kg
- Dogs that receive a total dose greater than 55.01mg/kg may be killed.
What amount of chocolate can a 70-pound dog eat?
The dog mentioned should, like all pets, avoid chocolate.
Your pet should be fine if the amount that he eats is less than the table.
A piece of chocolate weighs 6g (0.21 oz).
Types of chocolate Maximum amount for a 70-pound (32 kg) pet White chocolate12.6 kg (27.8lb).Milk chocolate212g (0.47lb).Dark and sweet chocolate92 g (3.2 oz)60% cacao56.8 g (2 oz)72% cacao47.4 g (1.67 oz)Cocoa at 86%39.6 g (1.4 oz)
We created the dog chocolate toxic chart for animals that weigh 70 lb (32kg) . The table below allows you to see if your pet’s chocolate consumption is still safe.
You can see that the amount of chocolate that could harm your pet is very variable. Darker chocolates are more harmful than sweet chocolates. To your left, you can find the dog chocolate toxicology calculator.
If your pet behaves differently or you don’t know how much it ate, get professional help.