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Why are chocolates harmful for dogs?

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Chocolate contains caffeine and a related chemical called theobromine that is also harmful to dogs.

Darker chocolates, including cocoa powder, contain more theobromine per ounce than milk chocolate. Eating just a half-ounce of baking chocolate could be deadly for a 5-pound dog.

From: Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Gugler, K. July 2012. Compendium: Continuing education for veterinarians,

Kovalkovicova, N. September 2009. Interdisciplinary toxicology,

FDA: "No bones about it: Bones are unsafe for your dog."

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on May 09, 2019

SOURCES:

Gugler, K. July 2012. Compendium: Continuing education for veterinarians,

Kovalkovicova, N. September 2009. Interdisciplinary toxicology,

FDA: "No bones about it: Bones are unsafe for your dog."

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on May 09, 2019

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