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Informational Tidbits!

Remember!  The holidays are right around the corner so let's keep those scrumptious chocolate treats away from our fur friends! 
Here is a general guideline for the toxicity of the various forms of chocolate and their amounts ingested -but as always, when in doubt - give a call to to our office 389 -0219!

Milk Chocolate (60 - 66 mg/oz or 2.12 - 2.33 mg/gram of methylxanthines)

Weight
Mild Reaction
Moderate to Severe Reaction
5 lbs 2.27 kg 0.75 oz 21.26 gm 1.5 oz 42.53 gm
10 lbs 4.5 kg 1.5 oz 42.53 gm 3.0 oz 85.05 gm
20 lbs 9.1 kg 3.0 oz 85.05 gm 6.0 oz 170.10 gm
30 lbs 13.6 kg 4.5 oz 127.58 gm 9.0 oz 255.15 gm
40 lbs 18.2 kg 6.0 oz 170.10 gm
12.0 oz
340.20 gm
50 lbs 22.7 kg 7.5 oz 212.63 gm 15.0 oz 425.25 gm
60 lbs 27.3 kg 9.0 oz 255.15 gm 18.0 oz 510.30 gm
70 lbs 31.8 kg 10.5 oz 297.68 gm 21.0 oz 595.35 gm
80 lbs 36.4 kg 12.0 oz 340.20 gm 24.0 oz 680.40 gm

Semi Sweet Chocolate (150 mg/oz or 5.29 mg/gram of methylxanthines)

Weight
Mild Reaction
Moderate to Severe Reaction
5 lbs 2.27 kg
0.3 oz
8.51 gm
0.6 oz
17.01 gm
10 lbs 4.5 kg
0.6 oz
17.01 gm
1.2 oz
34.02 gm
20 lbs 9.1 kg
1.2 oz
34.02 gm
2.4 oz
68.04 gm
30 lbs 13.6 kg
1.9 oz
53.87 gm
3.6 oz
102.06 gm
40 lbs 18.2 kg
2.1 oz
59.54 gm
4.2 oz
119.07 gm
50 lbs 22.7 kg
2.5 oz
70.88 gm
5.0 oz
141.75 gm
60 lbs 27.3 kg
3.8 oz
107.73 gm
7.6 oz
215.46 gm
70 lbs 31.8 kg
4.2 oz
119.07 gm
8.5 oz
240.98 gm
80 lbs 36.4 kg
4.8 oz
136.08 gm
9.6 oz
272.16 gm

Baking Chocolate (~450 mg/oz or 15.87 mg/gm of methylxanthines)

Mild Reaction
Moderate to Severe Reaction
5 lbs 2.27 kg
0.1 oz
2.84 gm
0.2 oz
5.67 gm
10 lbs 4.5 kg
0.2 oz
5.67 gm
0.4 oz
11.34 gm
20 lbs 9.1 kg
0.4 oz
11.34 gm
0.8 oz
22.68 gm
30 lbs 13.6 kg
0.6 oz
17.01 gm
1.2 oz
34.05 gm
40 lbs 18.2 kg
0.8 oz
22.68 gm
1.6 oz
45.36 gm
50 lbs 22.7 kg
1.0 oz
28.35 gm
2.0 oz
56.70 gm
60 lbs 27.3 kg
1.2 oz
34.05 gm
2.4 oz
68.04 gm
70 lbs 31.8 kg
1.4 oz
39.69 gm
2.8 oz
79.38 gm
80 lbs 36.4 kg
1.6 oz
45.36 gm
3.2 oz
90.72 gm

NOTES:
* Mild reactions may be seen at ~ 20 mg/kg

* Moderate to severe reactions may be seen at doses over 40 mg/kg

* Cardiotoxicity may be seen at ~ 50 mg/kg

* Seizures are possible at doses over 60 mg/kg

* Any dose over 40 - 45 mg/kg should be considered potentially life-threatening

* 100 mg/kg is the LD50, meaning that at this dose half of the animals will die; animals can die from exposures well below the LD50


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