It contains theobromine
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Why is chocolate so bad for dogs?
What Is So Bad About Chocolate? Chocolate is severely toxic to dogs because it contains theobromine, a stimulant that affects the nervous system and heart muscle, and increases the frequency of urination. Dogs can’t metabolize theobromine as effectively as humans.
What to do if your dog eats chocolate?
In rare cases, dogs can die from eating chocolate. If your dog ate chocolate, contact your veterinarian, an emergency veterinarian, or the Pet Poison Helpline at 855-764-7661 (a fee applies). Why Can鈥檛 Dogs Eat Chocolate?
Can a small amount of chocolate kill a Chihuahua?
The main threat that chocolate poses to dogs is the amount of chocolate 鈥?and thereby theobromine 鈥?that they ingest. A small amount of chocolate, such as an MM or two, might not be toxic to a large breed dog (although still not recommended), but may be enough to threaten the life of a Chihuahua.
What foods can dogs not eat in dog food?
No Chocolate, No Avocado: 10 Foods Dogs Can’t Eat 1 Avocado. 2 Grapes and Raisins. 3 Onions, Garlic and Chives. 4 Macadamia Nuts. 5 Chocolate. 6 … (more items)