Chocolate Toxicity Calculator

Chocolate Toxicity Calculator2021-12-23T15:44:32+11:00

How Much Chocolate Can a Dog Eat?

Chocolates contain a poisonous chemical to dogs called theobromine. The following symptoms may only appear in your dog between 4 – 24 hours after consumption*:

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhoea

  • Increased thirst

  • Panting or Restlessness

  • Excessive Urination

  • Pacing Heart Rate

In severe cases, symptoms can include:

  • Muscle Tremors

  • Seizures

  • Heart Failure

*Assessment & Treatment may be required before the onset of symptoms. After using our calculator below, please call:

Emerency Call

For after hours emergencies, please contact:

AEC Mount Waverly Vet Emergency

Frequently Asked Questions About Chocolate Poisoning

The following is meant as a general guide and not medical advice. Please speak to your vet for your pet’s specific circumstances. In case of emergencies, please use the emergency contact details provided.

How much theobromine is found in chocolate?2021-11-05T09:52:06+11:00

Amounts vary based on the types and growing conditions of the cocoa beans. Also, different types of chocolate contain varying amounts of the poisonous chemical. Milk and dark chocolate both contain significant amounts of the chemical. White chocolate typically contains negligible amounts of theobromine. 

Does the toxic chemical affect all dogs equally?2021-11-05T09:53:38+11:00

No – dogs have individual sensitivity to the toxic compound.

If you have any other questions, please contact us