[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: dog eating lots ofchocolate candy

  • From: "Ginger Cleary" <cleary1414@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Showgsd-L@Freelists. Org" <showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2007 22:06:04 -0400

Chocolate contains theobromine that is toxic to dogs in sufficient
quantities. This is a xanthine compound in the same family of caffeine, and
theophylline.

The good news is that it takes, on average, a fairly large amount of
theobromine 100-150 mg/kg to cause a toxic reaction. Although there are
variables to consider like the individual sensitivity, animal size and
chocolate concentration.

On average,
Milk chocolate contains 44 mg of theobromine per oz.
Semisweet chocolate contains 150mg/oz.
Baker's chocolate 390mg/oz.

Using a dose of 100 mg/kg as the toxic dose it comes out roughly as:
1 ounce per 1 pound of body weight for Milk chocolate
1 ounce per 3 pounds of body weight for Semisweet chocolate
1 ounce per 9 pounds of body weight for Baker's chocolate.

So, for example, 2 oz. of Baker's chocolate can cause great risk to an 15
lb. dog. Yet, 2 oz. of Milk chocolate usually will only cause digestive
problems.

 Ginger Cleary,Rome, GA  ww.rihadin.com <http://www.rihadin.com>
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the fatigue of supporting it.  ~Thomas Paine
Member GSDCA
Member Sawnee Mtn Kennel Club
GA Director Responsible Dog Owners of the Eastern States.



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In a message dated 7/7/2007 11:03:41 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
crudolf@xxxxxxx writes:
She is,  no kidding, , a chocolate lab.  Is there anything that I could give
her  to move it out of her system more quickly?


One of our bitches got into the Nestles chocolate, and ate a whole  package.
Dr. Weitcamp laughed and said to make sure she can get out of the house
when
she needs to go.

Evidently it isn't the problem we thought it was. And, I never noticed any
problem with her.

Evan

Asgard German Shepherds
http://www.asgardgsd.com/
Where Type Movement and Temperament come   together



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