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  HEALTH & BEHAVIOUR - HOW MUCH CHOCOLATE IS TOO MUCH?

HOW MUCH CHOCOLATE IS TOO MUCH?

Extracted from National Geographic website hwere you can find the Chocolate Chart for your Breed:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2007/10/pets/chocolate-chart-interactive.html

If your chocolate lab loves to eat chocolate, donít give in! Learn how much of each kind of chocolate can harm your best friend.

Chocolate contains theobromine, a naturally occurring stimulant found in cocoa beans that can cause vomiting, heart problems, seizures, and even death for dogs.

How much chocolate is too much? It depends on the type of chocolate and the weight of the dog.

Doberman Pincher Puppy

Average weight: 1 kg

EFFECT ON DOGS

Vomiting and Diarrhea

Rapid Heartbeats

Tremors and Seizures

Potential Death

White chocolate

715.2 gm

1430.41 gm

2154.62 gm

3576.04 gm

Milk chocolate

11.92 gm

23.84 gm

35.76 gm

59.6 gm

Dark chocolate

5.65 gm

11.31 gm

16.97 gm

28.29 gm

Semi-sweet

5.24 gm

10.48 gm

15.73 gm

26.22 gm

Baking chocolate

1.74 gm

3.49 gm

5.24 gm

8.74 gm

Cocoa

1 gm

2.01 gm

3.02 gm

5.04 gm

Golden Retriever

Average weight: 34 kg

EFFECT ON DOGS

Vomiting and Diarrhea

Rapid Heartbeats

Tremors and Seizures

Potential Death

White chocolate

19670.16 gm

39340.33 gm

59010.5 gm

98350.83 gm

Milk chocolate

327.83 gm

655.67 gm

983.5 gm

1639.18 gm

Dark chocolate

155.66 gm

311.32 gm

466.98 gm

778.31 gm

Semi-sweet

144.24 gm

288.49 gm

432.74 gm

721.23 gm

Baking chocolate

48.08 gm

96.16 gm

144.24 gm

240.41 gm

Cocoa

27.77 gm

55.55 gm

83.32 gm

138.87 gm

*Note: Exact amount needed for each effect can vary depending on the brand of chocolate and the quality of the cocoa

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