Can Dogs Eat White Chocolate? When it is or isn’t an Emergency

You shouldn’t feed your dog white chocolate, even if it may not be considered as toxic as dark or regular chocolate. The chemical that makes chocolate highly toxic for dogs is theobromine. White chocolate is thought to contain only a tiny amount of theobromine so dogs that eat a small amount of it may get along just fine.

That said, white chocolate can be interpreted in many different ways. Certain white chocolate products may contain an amount of theobromine that’s higher than threshold that dogs are able to handle. In addition to the concerns around theobromine, white chocolate tends to have a high sugar and fat content so it may also cause issues like stomach upsets if the dog eats a lot of it.

As dog owners, we should always err on the side of caution when it comes to dog food. Don’t let your dog eat human food, like white chocolate, that may pose a hazard to your dog’s health. If your dog does accidentally eat some white choclate, watch over him carefully for the next few days. An emergency trip to the vet might not always be necessary unless the dog ate a large block of white chocolate. You could try home remedies but we would only advise using them under the instructions of a vet.

Disclaimer: The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a veterinarian when in doubt.


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