Navigation Links
Chocolate a Death Risk for Rover
Date:4/11/2013

THURSDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- Chocolate is a sweet treat for many people, but for dogs it can be a killer.

The message, from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is especially important now because chocolates from Easter may still be in many homes.

Chocolate contains a substance called theobromine that is similar to caffeine and is toxic to dogs at certain levels. The minimum amount of theobromine dangerous to dogs ranges from 46 to 68 milligrams per pound (mg/lb), according to the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine.

Half the dogs that consume 114 to 228 mg/lb or more of theobromine will die. A number of factors determine whether a dog will have a toxic reaction, including its size, the amount of chocolate the dog ate, and whether it is extra sensitive to theobromine, the agency said in a news release.

The type of chocolate is also important. The amounts of theobromine present are: 704 mg/lb in milk chocolate, 2,400 mg/lb in semisweet chocolate, and 6,240 mg/lb in baking chocolate.

To get 46 mg/lb of theobromine, a dog would have to eat: 1 ounce per 1 pound of its body weight of milk chocolate; 1 ounce per 3 pounds of body weight of semisweet chocolate; and 1 ounce per 9 pounds of body weight of baking chocolate, according to the Center for Veterinary Medicine.

Theobromine toxicity in dogs can cause a number of mild to severe symptoms, including vomiting, diarrhea, rapid heart rate, restlessness, hyperactivity, increased urination, muscle spasms and seizures.

If you think your dog has eaten chocolate, call your veterinarian immediately, the Center for Veterinary Medicine said.

More information

The German Shepherd Rescue of New England has more about chocolate poisoning in dogs.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine, news release, April 9, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Ready for debut: Fruit-juice-infused chocolate with 50 percent less fat
2. Chocolate Production in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated
3. A Delicious, And Healthy New Seasonal Hot Chocolate Beverage, Xocai's Sipping Xocolate, Has Been Released By Marketing Xocolate International Corporation (MXI Corp)
4. The Leader In Healthy Chocolate; Marketing Xocolate International Corporation (MXI Corp) Expands Their Operations To Hong Kong, Xocai Now Available On Five Continents
5. Marketing Xocolate International Corporation (MXI Corp) Launches “The Whole Story” World Tour To Highlight Xocai Healthy Chocolate Product, Full-Line Up of Guest Speakers
6. Marketing Xocolate International Corporation (MXI Corp) Unveils New Healthy Dark Chocolate Product: Xoçai™ Nuggets, Which Are Both Diabetic And Vegan Friendly
7. MXI Corp; Xocai Healthy Chocolate Introduces, XoBiotic Squares, A Dark Chocolate With Probiotics, Designed To Maintain A Healthy Intestinal Balance
8. Naturecast Pets Conducts New Study on How Chocolate is a Fatal Risk to Dogs
9. Global Candy and Chocolate Manufacturing Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated
10. Marketing Xocolate International Corp (MXI Corp) Makers of Xocai Healthy Dark Chocolate, Featured in Direct Selling News Spotlighting the Company's Continued Growth
11. Marketing Xocolate International Corporation; Maker Of Delicious Dark Xocai Healthy Chocolate Set To Host Gold Executive Fly-In Event For Its Distributors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... ... Patients who want to receive cosmetic dentistry procedures such as Invisalign® or ... a consultation, with or without a referral. Dr. Bedich enjoys improving the appearance of ... Dr. Bedich offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry services at his practice that are ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... ... Myers Jackson is well known for auctioning homes that people move and ... the planet. The luxury home market is alive and well and there are mansions ... of “11 Spyglass Hill Auction will enlighten you on the dynamics of how to ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... female reproductive tract in which the endometrial lining of the uterus spreads ... and pain. Patients experiencing painful intercourse, painful periods, pelvic pain, or irregular ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... ExtraHop to its solutions portfolio. ExtraHop delivers an analytics-first approach, layered with machine ... IT system, from the datacenter to the cloud to the edge. Through the ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... Adelberg-Montalvan ... dentistry options for its patients on Long Island, New York. , Holistic ... being, and is one of the biggest trends in dentistry today. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/18/2017)...  Two Bayer U.S. Pharmaceutical leaders received top awards ... 28 th Woman of the Year ... longstanding mission of furthering the advancement and impact of ... Cindy Powell-Steffen , senior director of brand activation and ... Libby Howe , a regional business manager for New ...
(Date:5/15/2017)... , May 15, 2017  Amy Baxter MD, chief ... leader in noninvasive pain relief, was awarded a 2017 ... magazine. Baxter was recognized at the MM&M Top 40 ... York City on May 10, 2017. The ... biopharma industry go "beyond the pill."  "Innovation ...
(Date:5/12/2017)... 12, 2017  The China and Canada ... consumes less water, energy and detergent, and features a powerful disinfection ... a shoebox-sized washing machine that washes and sanitizes women,s panties or ... ... compact, and does not require an external water inlet. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: