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10th July 2012, 02:19 PM
Here's a very helpful online calculator from a vet to see if your dog has eaten an amount of (potentially fatal!!) chocolate or coffee grounds/beans to need emergency vet care.

Background info: http://www.vetguru.com/2012/06/27/chocolate-and-dogs/

The calculator: http://www.vetguru.com/resources/chocolate-toxicity-calculator-for-pets/

10th July 2012, 02:37 PM
Thank you for sharing this Karlin, really helpful to have and to share with everyone.

10th July 2012, 02:56 PM
This is a really excellent resource! Thank you from me and my two ruby Trouble Makers as well. Hope we never need to use this, but I'm going to bookmark it. :)

10th July 2012, 04:22 PM
Yes it's so handy as the issue can be very confusing for people.

It is such a potentially serious thing and should never be fed as a treat -- never give dogs a taste for chocolate! I have a friend who had to rush 4 dogs to emergency at Christmas as a visiting dog figured out how to open the door into the sitting room where there was a huge dark choc bar on the table -- one was critical with heartbeat at a really alarming rate and all were on drips, not a very nice holiday period for her. All thankfully pulled through.