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  • Is it OK for dogs to eat chocolate?

  • Can dogs eat chocolate? No, dogs should not eat chocolate as it contains a chemical called theobromine, which is poisonous to dogs. Darker, purer varieties of chocolate tend to have the highest levels but it鈥檚 also found in milk chocolate. 鈥業s chocolate bad for dogs鈥?is a common question but the bottom line is dogs and chocolate don鈥檛 mix.

  • Why is Choclate bad for dogs?

  • Chocolate is toxic to dogs because it contains theobromine and to a lesser extent, caffeine. Humans metabolize theobromine easily, but dogs don’t. Dogs process theobromine and caffeine slowly, which allows these toxic compounds to build up in their systems and cause clinical signs associated with chocolate toxicity.

  • How many dogs die from chocolate toxicity?

  • According to the Veterinary Poisons Information Service, out of 1,000 dog chocolate toxicity cases it recorded on its database, only five dogs died. Concerns have been raised, however, that many dog chocolate toxicity cases go unreported.

  • What happens if a dog eats a chocolate chip cookie?

  • Stage 2 will begin if your dog eats 180 mg of theobromine or 9 chocolate chip cookies. You may notice his heart is racing or his blood pressure rising. This amount of theobromine is also equal to: 3 Milk Chocolate Bars, or