Chocolate Toxicity Calculator

  • Posted: April 3, 2012 
  • by Andrea Siddall   -  
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This calculator will tell you how much theobromine and caffeine your dog ingested and what types of symptoms to expect. The calculator will also tell you whether an emergency visit to the veterinarian is recommended.

When using the chocolate toxicity calculator, it is very important to know the type of chocolate that your dog ate as some are much more toxic than others. If it does not say on the label whether it is white, milk or dark chocolate, in most cases you can assume that it is milk chocolate.

However, if you are unsure, do your calculations using the “milk chocolate” option and then repeat the calculations using the “dark chocolate” option.

What other foods are toxic to dogs?

  • Avocado – contains persin which can cause vomiting & diarrhea
  • Tea & Coffee – caffeine can cause vomiting & diarrhea, and be toxic to the heart and nervous system
  • Grapes/Raisins/Currants – contain an unknown toxin which can acute renal failure
  • Hops – unknown compound causes panting, increased heart rate, elevated temperature, seizures, and death.
  • Macadamia Nuts – contain an unknown toxin which can affect the digestion and nervous systems
  • Mushrooms – can contain toxins, which may affect multiple systems in the body, cause shock, and result in death.
  • Onions – can contain sulfoxides and disulfides, which can damage red blood cells and cause anemia
  • Persimmons – seeds can cause intestinal obstruction and enteritis
  • Pits from Peaches and Plums – can cause obstruction in the digestive tract and contain cyanide
  • Rhubarb Leaves – can cause issues with the digestive, nervous and urinary systems
  • Yeast Dough – can be dangerous as it will expand and result in gas, pain and possible rupture of the stomach or intestines
  • Xylitol – can cause very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which can result in vomiting, weakness and collapse. In high doses can cause liver failure.

Calculator provided by Ask A Vet Question.