Monday, July 16, 2012

chocolate toxicity in dogs - toxic dose table

here's a table to determine whether u should start panicking or not, after ur dog's eaten some chocolate. the data is based on the ChocTox app - the numbers it uses are the same as the one i've been taught at uni, so they should be reliable. (click on image to enlarge)

1. on the left of the table = severity of clinical signs (like "too much coffee": restless, un-coordinated, heart arrhythmia, seizures; vomit, diarrhoea)
2. along the top = type of chocolate & its theobromine (the toxic substance) concentration
3. numbers on the table = grams of the chocolate type producing the various severity of clinical signs

(change the numbers according to your dog's weight - this one's for a 10kg dog)

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