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Offline Dolly

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Chocolate is NOT for pets
« on: March 02, 2013, 08:47:09 PM »
Chocolate is toxic to dogs/cats and probably for other pets too; and it can kill them!

Here's the facts:

Chocolate contains theobromine, a compound in the same family as caffeine, and theophylline (an
asthma drug). In certain quantities, theobromine is toxic to dogs. In general, the minimum toxic
theobromine dose in dogs ranges from 46 to 68 mg/lb. Half the dogs that consume 114 to 228 mg/lb
or greater of theobromine will die. Lots of things can play a role in whether your dog will have a
toxic reaction including the amount of chocolate your dog ate, your dogs size, and whether your
dog happens to be extra-sensitive to theobromine. One of the most important things in chocolate
toxicity is the kind of chocolate your dog ate.

For instance:
Milk chocolate contains 44 mg of theobromine per oz. (704 mg theobromine/lb milk chocolate)
Semisweet chocolate chips contains 150mg/oz. (2400 mg theobromine/lb semisweet chocolate)
Baking chocolate contains 390mg/oz. (6240 mg theobromine/lb baking chocolate)

Do the math:
For example, Hyperactive Harley the Boston Terrier is eyeing the ears and tail from a chocolate
Easter bunny. How much would he have eat to get a 46 mg/lb dose of theobromine? Well, hed
have to eat:
1 ounce per 3 pounds of body weight of semisweet chocolate bunny,
1 ounce per 1 pound of body weight of milk chocolate bunny, or
1 ounce per 9 pounds of body weight of baking chocolate bunny.

Signs of chocolate toxicity:
Theobromine toxicity can cause a variety of signs ranging from mild to severe. Signs include:
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Rapid heart rate
Restlessness
Hyperactivity
Urinating more
Muscle spasms
Seizures

Read more:

http://www.fda.gov/d...y/UCM149124.pdf

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Re: Chocolate is NOT for pets
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013, 08:49:00 PM »
There are other poisonous things that can be deadly for your pet also i.e. Poinsettia plants, Lilies and grapes......

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Re: Chocolate is NOT for pets
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2013, 05:57:37 AM »
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Signs of chocolate toxicity:
Theobromine toxicity can cause a variety of signs ranging from mild to severe. Signs include:
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Rapid heart rate
Restlessness
Hyperactivity
Urinating more
Muscle spasms
Seizures

I think I get those same things  Beard

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