How much chocolate can a dog eat?

Use our chocolate toxicity calculator for dogs to work out whether your dog has eaten a potentially toxic amount. Please note symptoms typically occur between four and 24 hours after your dog has eaten chocolate, though assessment and treatment may be required immediately.
Easter doggy

It is generally not recommended to feed chocolate to dogs. Chocolate contains a chemical called theobromine, which is toxic to dogs and can cause serious health problems, including vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, and even death in severe cases.

The amount of chocolate a dog can eat without experiencing symptoms of toxicity depends on several factors, including the size and weight of the dog, the type and amount of chocolate ingested, and the individual dog’s sensitivity to theobromine.

As a general rule, it is best to keep all chocolate and other products that contain cocoa, such as chocolate cakes or brownies, away from dogs. If you suspect that your dog has ingested chocolate, you should contact your veterinarian immediately for advice.
Ribble Court
Red Scar Business Park
Preston PR2 5NJ
01772 709299
Ribble Court,Red Scar Business Park,Preston PR2 5NJ (just 4 mins off M6, J31a)
01772 915429 (daycare inquiries only)
Mon - Friday: 7.30am - 6.30pm
Your Account

Licence AWL34901