Monday, March 8, 2010
Is Chocolate Really Bad For Dogs?
Don't be tempted to share your chocolate Easter eggs with Fido. Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, both of which are toxic to dogs. Dark chocolate is especially harmful to your four legged friend because of higher theobromine level (130 mg/oz compared to 58 mg/oz in milk chocolate).
It takes only a small dose to cause problems - less than one ounce of chocolate could be lethal.
Source: Gwaltney-Brant, S.(2001) Chocolate Intoxication