# How much chocolate will kill a 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.

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The toxic component of **chocolate** is theobromine.

Humans easily metabolize theobromine, but **dogs** process it much more slowly, allowing it to build up to toxic levels in their system.

A small amount of **chocolate will** probably only give your dog an upset stomach with vomiting or diarrhea.

**chocolate**toxicity occur around 40 to 50 mg/kg, and seizures occur at dosages greater than 60 mg/kg. In simpler terms, that means a very concerning dose of

**chocolate**is approximately one ounce of milk

**chocolate**per pound of body weight.

Rodrigo weighs **70 pounds**, he ate what amounts to a cup (or 8 ounces) of chocolate cake.

The article I found went on to say that 20 ounces of milk chocolate, 10 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate, and 2.25 ounces of baking chocolate can potentially kill a **22 pound** dog.

It will take just one ounce per pound of body weight of your dog to deadly poison it.

**One pound** of milk chocolate is poisonous enough for 20 pound dog.

While half pound is enough for a **10 pound** dog.

From our study, we found that the average chocolate bar found in the market contains 2/3 ounces of milk chocolate.

1/3 pound can be poisonous for a 20 pound dog and 1/6 pound for a **10 pound** dog.

Baking chocolate:1 ounce is lethal per pound of body weight.

Milk chocolate: 1 ounce per pound of body weight.

Approximately **one pound** of milk chocolate is poisonous to a 20-pound dog; one-half pound for a 10-pound dog.

The average chocolate bar contains 2 to 3 ounces of milk chocolate.

It would take 2-3 candy bars to poison a **10 pound** dog.

Even a tiny amount can poison your pet.

**Dogs** cannot metabolize theobromine, a component of **chocolate**, so it quickly builds to toxic levels and can lead to death.

**White chocolate** has lower levels of theobromine, but is still dangerous in any amount.

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