How much caffeine can kill a dog?

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The minimum dose of caffeine at which death was reported was less than 2.2 mg per pound (1 mg per kg) of body weight (9).

The average cup of coffee or tea contains between 40 and 150 mg caffeine, so even just a few sips could be deadly for a dog.

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Pets are more sensitive to the effects of caffeine than people are.

While 1-2 laps of coffee, tea or soda will not contain enough caffeine to cause poisoning in most pets, the ingestion of moderate amounts of coffee grounds, tea bags or 1-2 diet pills can easily cause death in small dogs or cats.

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Labrador tea is aptly named for its edible use and can be made into a tea served hot or iced. It is caffeine free.
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How much is too much? Symptoms can occur with the consumption of 9 mg/pound of caffeine. Severe illness can occur at 20 mg/pound. Seizures and death are possible after a pet consumes 75- 100 mg/pound.
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Caffeine is a stimulant.

That's why it helps us stay awake.

Most of the symptoms of toxicity are a result of the stimulant effects of Caffeine.

Pets that consume Caffeine may have an increased heart rate and become hyperactive.

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Pets are more sensitive to the effects of caffeine than people are.

While 1-2 laps of coffee, tea or soda will not contain enough caffeine to cause poisoning in most Pets, the ingestion of moderate amounts of coffee grounds, tea bags or 1-2 diet pills can easily cause death in small dogs or cats.

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Coffee beans, grounds and brewed coffee contain caffeine, a very dangerous and toxic chemical to cats and dogs. Ingestion can be life threatening. According to the Pet Poison Helpline, a moderate amount of coffee can easily cause death in small dogs or cats.
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Most of the symptoms of toxicity are a result of the stimulant effects of caffeine.

caffeine also raises blood pressure and causes cardiac arrhythmias, which can be dangerous.

Pets may also lose muscle control and have tremors or seizures.

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