How many chocolate chip cookies can kill a dog?

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How much chocolate can kill a dog? Just 0.3 ounces per pound body weight can be deadly. 1/3 pound can be poisonous for a 20 pound dog and 1/6 pound for a 10 pound dog.

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Dog owners often ask how much chocolate can kill a dog. While there is no right or wrong answer to this, we know dogs show symptoms of poisoning when they eat 20mg of theobromine (the toxic chemical in chocolate ) for every kilogram they weigh. These symptoms become severe at 40 to 50mg per kg.

What you need to do is check the quantity of chocolate eaten and how much does your dog weigh. It would take a lot of chocolate wolfing to affect a dog of my Tess’s size, and the same applies to your dog too. Much more than what is present in the cookies so you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.

In short, a small amount of chocolate won’t kill the average-sized dog (but don’t make it a habit of feeding it to them!). In the event that your dog has ingested more than a few chocolate chips, it’s best to induce vomiting through hydrogen peroxide (one teaspoon for every 10 lbs of your dog’s body weight).

It’s the dose that makes the poison! Pets that ingest a few M&Ms or 1-2 bites of a chocolate chip cookie are unlikely to develop chocolate poisoning. For milk chocolate, any ingestion of more than 0.5 ounces per pound of body weight may put dogs at risk for chocolate poisoning.

Severe signs occur when one ounces per pound of body weight is swallowed. If you estimate your dog's weight as being in the region of 20 lb then you can see that your dog would have to swallow around 6 ozs of pure dark chocolate before any symptoms would occur.

To give a better idea, a chocolate bar contains about 2–3 ounces of milk chocolate. So 2 or 3 candy bars can kill a 10 lb dog. Dogs usually show signs within 2–4 hours after ingesting it. It can vary depending on how much they ingested and the weight of the dog.

a large 250g / 9oz block of milk chocolate would be toxic to a huge 72kg / 160lb dog Cooking chocolate and cocoa powder can be more toxic again but the number of dogs which eat this is thankfully very small. As for white chocolate, well that contains minuscule amounts of theobromine. White chocolate is in effect harmless.

This means that a one-ounce (28 gram) square of baker’s chocolate would cause symtoms in a 50-pound (22 kilogram) dog. The Merck Veterinary Manual puts a lethal dose (for 50% of the canine population) at 250 and 500 mg of theobromine per kg of body weight but warns that deaths have been reported at dosages as low as 115 mg/kg.

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