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Old August 17th, 2005, 09:05 AM
Yoho Yoho is offline
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Is chocolate really bad for dogs?

I've heard that chocolate can cause a dog to die. Is this true?
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Old August 17th, 2005, 09:08 AM
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Yes, chocolate can kill a dog... bakers chocolate is particuliarly deadly.
"For every animal that dies in a shelter, there is someone somewhere responsible for its death".
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Old August 17th, 2005, 09:23 AM
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A chemical in the cocobean called theobromine is toxic to dogs. Depending on the type of chocolate the toxicity can be low to extreme. See the following site for a nice breakdown of toxicity levels: http://pets.robbiehaf.com/chocolate.htm

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Old August 17th, 2005, 01:32 PM
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It kills dogs, but in a terrible way. Dogs can go into seizures from chocolate poisoning and it is horrible to see. :sad:
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Old August 17th, 2005, 01:38 PM
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I've read many sources that say it's very dangerous for your dog.

I also think onions are a no-no...as are some plants (I have to give some of mine away).

One very confusing thing is garlic! I've seen it mentioned that is bad but see it constantly in dog food???
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Old August 17th, 2005, 01:53 PM
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Garlic in decent amounts is healthy for your dog, BUT OIGnions are not. Diff thing altogether
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