Dogs and Chocolate Poisoning
With Halloween just over, most of us will have some candy left over, or our children have trick-or-treated and got some great loot! I know we like to share our food and sometimes even candy with our furry friends, sharing chocolate can be toxic and even worse, deadly for our dogs.
The scary thing is, it doesn’t take much to poison a dog, just 0.7 ounces per pound of body weight of milk chocolate, 0.3 ounces per pound of body weight of semi-sweet chocolate and baking chocolate is the worst at 0.1 ounces per pound of body weight is enough to do serious damage.
Some of the symptoms of chocolate poisoning are:
- increased body temperature
- rapid breathing
- muscle rigidity
If you suspect your dog is suffering from this, do not delay, call your emergency vet and get there immediately.
It is important to note that there is NO antidote to chocolate toxicity.
For more information, please see this article.
Posted on November 1, 2012, in Food, Health, Tips, Uncategorized and tagged chocolate poisoning, dog, dog health, dogs, dogs and chocolate poisoning, dogs and chocolate toxicity, halloween, symptoms of chocolate poisoning, symptoms of chocolate toxicity in dogs, vet, veterinarian. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.