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The active agent is methylxanthine, which shares common problems for dogs as caffeine.  There are different types of chocolate that will have have different levels of methylxanthine.  Be sure to know what kind of chocolate has been ingested to know the level of risk that your dog is under.  The more bitter the chocolate, the more toxic the chocolate.  Charcoal, even very very very burnt toast, will bond with the methylxanthine and it will be eliminated without anymore being digested.

Toxicity Amounts

  1. Baking Chocolate 1 oz per pound of body weight
  2. Sweet Cocoa 3 oz per pound of body weight
  3. Milk Chocolate 0 oz per pound of body weight
  4. White Chocolate 200 oz per pound of body weight
  • Hyperactivity
  • Restlessness
  • Vomiting
  • Elevated Heart Rate
  • Heart Arrhythmia
  • Hypertension
  • Tremors
  • Hyperthermia
  • Seizures
  • Collapse