Is dark chocolate worse for dogs?

Is dark chocolate worse for dogs?

The amount of toxic theobromine varies with the type of chocolate. The darker and more bitter the chocolate, the more dangerous it is to dogs. Baking chocolate and gourmet dark chocolate are highly concentrated and contain 130-450 mg of theobromine per ounce. Common milk chocolate only contains about 44-58 mg/ounce.

How much chocolate can an 8kg Dog Eat?

Andrea, an 8kg (17.6lb) dog will be intoxicated by the theobromine in chocolate if he ingests ~17.6 ounces of milk chocolate or ~9 ounces of dark chocolate. 175g equals ~6 ounces and so serious intoxication isn’t expected.

What happens if my dog ate white chocolate?

So even if your dog ate a significant amount of white chocolate, he would probably not show any signs of toxicity because the amount of theobromine in white chocolate is negligible. But the same cannot be said about dark chocolate.

How big is Rosie the dog when she eats chocolate?

Reggie, her brother, ate the gourmet pieces that were made with 72 percent cocoa. Both dogs weigh approximately 25 pounds and were in good health when they ate the candy. When the dogs’ owner came home from work, she noticed that Rosie had a decreased appetite and mild diarrhea. Reggie was shaking and appeared extremely agitated.

How big is the dog that ate the Orange?

My 8KG dog ate a terrys chocolate orange about an hour ago. My 8KG dog ate a terry’s chocolate orange about an hour ago. The chocolate weighs 175 gs. He is drinking a lot and unsurprisingly, hasn’t eaten any of his tea.

What should I do if my dog ate dark chocolate?

Dark chocolate is the most dangerous type of chocolate for your dog. So, if your puppy has eaten dark chocolate, call your vet’s office right now and let them know. They will want to know roughly how much your dog weighs and exactly what he just ate.

What happens if a dog eats 6 oz of chocolate?

It depends partly on how much that dog weighs. For example, if a 60 pound Labrador ate 6 oz of milk chocolate, the risk of illness is low. In smaller dogs, eating chocolate is more serious. The same quantity might well kill a dog weighing 15 lbs or less.

What kind of chocolate is best for dogs?

It is always better for your dog if treated early. ** Mild dark chocolate typically contains around 35 to 50% cocoa solids while strong dark chocolate contains upwards of 50% cocoa solids. Check the wrapper for more detailed information.

What happens if a dog eats raisins and chocolate?

This is double trouble because both raisins and chocolate are toxic to dogs. The chocolate acts quickly (within minutes or hours), so if he’s okay, that’s good news. However, raisins can cause kidney failure, which might not show for days and weeks. It’s best he has a blood test at the vet’s to check if damage was done. Thanks!