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Chocolate: Great for Humans – Poisonous for your Pet

Chocolate Toxicity

Easter and kid’s parties are a great time with chocolate often being enjoyed by all. However, chocolate for your pets is a poison, resulting in chocolate toxicity.

You should avoid giving your dog chocolate. They love the taste just like us, which means accidents can happen if chocolate is available around the home.

The theobromine and caffeine found in chocolate (especially darker chocolate) is poisonous to your pet and even relatively small quantities can require an emergency vet visit.

Chocolate Toxicity Calculator

This calculator will provide you with basic information on the likely side effects of chocolate ingestion in dogs.

Simply enter your dog’s weight (in kilograms), the type of chocolate, and the amount of chocolate (in grams).

The calculator will then provide you with the likely symptoms your pet may experience. Remember, you should always contact Turramurra Vet Hospital for specific advice about your pet.

The calculator is a guide only. It is not a dignostic tool. If you are concerned your pet has ingested chocolate of any form, please seek veterinary advice as soon as possible.

Chocolate Toxicity Calculator


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