The veterinary drug dose calculator is a very helpful tool for quick and accurate calculation of different drugs for veterinarians and veterinary nurses. You can calculate drugs for Veterinary Anesthesia, Constant Rate Infusions (CRI’s), Intravenous (IV) Fluid Rates, Chocolate Toxicity, and many more
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What are the benefits of a veterinary drug dose calculator?
The chance of error is minimum
Fast for emergency use
Available for dogs and cats
Convert between SI & conventional units
You can print the result for future use
All main drugs included in the calculator
Is Chocolate Toxic to Dogs?
Dogs metabolize these chemicals differently from humans. so, the chance of poisoning is high in dogs. Whether chocolate will cause poisoning or not depends on the amount of chocolate ingested, type of chocolate, and overall health status of the pet.
As low as 20 mg/kg theobromine ingestion can cause mild symptoms like drooling, vomiting, or diarrhea. Ingestion of theobromine more than 200 mg/kg can cause seizures or even death.
Chocolates are poisonous to your pets. They contain two chemicals that are toxic to dogs and cats. The chemicals are called theobromine and caffeine.
Different types of chocolates have different amounts of these chemicals. So, the amount and the type of chocolate determine the severity of toxicity. White chocolate and milk chocolate are the least toxic due to less amount of these chemicals.
Dark chocolates have more levels of theobromine. So they are more dangerous. With the upcoming holiday season, cases of chocolate toxicity will go up. So keep your furry animals away from chocolates.
This information is NOT intended as a substitute for veterinary consultation for any of your pet’s diseases. Always consult your veterinarian for a diagnosis and treatment plan.