Chocolate is toxic to dogs because it contains methylxanthines (theobromine and caffeine). Signs of chocolate toxicity typically appear within 2 to 12 hours after your dog has eaten chocolate. Knowing the level of theobromine ingested and the size of the dog is key.
Use our dog chocolate toxicity calculator to figure out whether your dog has eaten a potentially toxic amount.
Dog Chocolate Toxicity Calculator
Here’s the Amount of Methylxanthines per ounce in Different Types of Chocolate:
|Amount of Methylxanthines in Different Types of Chocolate|
|White chocolate||1.1 mg|
|Milk chocolate||64 mg|
|Dark chocolate||150 mg|
|Semi-sweet chocolate||160 mg|
|Baking (unsweetened) chocolate||440 mg|
|Cocoa beans||600 mg|
|Cocoa powder||807 mg|
|Cocoa bean hulls||225 mg|