Dogs and Chocolate - When to Worry

More on PawNation: Chocolate, Dogs, Puppies, Safety
No responsible dog owner would ever intentionally feed their pup chocolate. But sometimes those furry scalawags sneak the forbidden snack right off the counter or out of your bag. So how do you know if the amount ingested requires a trip to the vet -- or worse, the ER?

Fortunately, this interactive chocolate chart from National Geographic helps you determine your dog's danger zone. Use the cursor to scroll down according to your dog's weight in pounds (or kilograms), then check the color-coded bar on the side to see its dangerous effect. The chart even breaks down the quantities by type of chocolate: white, milk, semi-sweet, dark, baking or cocoa.

For emergency reference, be sure to bookmark the chart. And always be conscious of keeping chocolate out of your dog's reach.


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