The Problem:
Chocolate Toxicosis

Tens of thousands of dogs experience chocolate toxicosis every year, and the only treatments available require a trip to the vet. As a result, rural owners, or owners for whom cost is a factor, are forced to wait anxiously while their dog experiences a potentially fatal reaction to chocolate.

At-Home Remedy

The Solution:
Chocolate Rescue®


Chocolate Rescue is effective at preventing toxins from chocolate from harming the animal.


The beef-flavored chew makes it easy to administer. No struggling to get your dog to swallow a pill or to give an injection.


The ingredients in Chocolate Rescue are so safe they only become harmful at the level of intestinal blockage, which is a level many times higher than the amount in a package.

Read more on the Science / Chemistry here

Veterinarian FAQ

How does Chocolate Rescue work?

The active ingredients in Chocolate Rescue immediately and permanently bind the methylxanthines caffeine and theobromine before they're able to poison a dog.

How safe is Chocolate Rescue?

Chocolate Rescue is very safe. All of the ingredients are General Regarded as Safe (GRAS) by the FDA. The product has shown no adverse side effects in mice and dogs.

How effective is Chocolate Rescue?

Chocolate Rescue is extremely effective in permanently encapsulating caffeine and theobromine. The product uses a specially-formulated combination of ingredients that instantly draws the free toxins out of the chyme before they can be absorbed. Further, there are millions of binding sites in each dose of Chocolate Rescue, meaning that one chew will effectively nullify large quantities of high-concentration chocolate in a dog's stomach.

How is Chocolate Rescue different from activated charcoal?

Administering activated charcoal has downsides and potential adverse reactions. As a general absorption product, a large volume is needed to absorb everything in an animal's stomach in order to bind the toxins. Aspirational pneumonia, intestinal blockages, and potential difficulty force-feeding an unwilling dog are all drawbacks to activated charcoal.

Chocolate Rescue addresses these drawbacks. The active ingredients quickly push away saliva and other non-toxic molecules, targeting only theobromine and caffeine, allowing a much smaller dose to bind the toxins. As a result, there exists no risk of aspirational pneumonia or intestinal blockage. Most notably, dogs will eat the palatable treat willingly, and at only 7 grams, even a dog with a little appetite can easily be given the potentially life-saving "treat."

When should Chocolate Rescue be used?

The chew should be given as soon as possible, ideally within 1 hour after chocolate consumption. The harmful molecules are rapidly absorbed in the stomach, and 99% of the absorption occurs within 45 minutes of ingestion on an empty stomach. The presence of other materials in a dog's stomach will slow toxin absorption and increase the window of treatment effectiveness.


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