Chocolate by Any Other Name...

Posted by Annette 10/12/2017 0 Comment(s)

Alright, we know that a late night Twix is no Bueno for doggies.  Listen, not all chocolates are created equal.  Here’s a little more about the types of chocolate and what you can expect for toxicity levels.  Different kinds of chocolate have different levels of toxicity and how much your dog ingests, as well as his weight, play an important role in the affect it will have on your dog. 

Check out these types of chocolate ranked by toxicity (levels of theobromine):

  1. Cocoa Powder (most toxic)
  2. Unsweetened baker’s chocolate
  3. Semi-sweet chocolate
  4. Dark chocolate
  5. Milk chocolate
  6. White chocolate (least toxic)

We found this awesome toxicity calculator on PetMd:  http://www.petmd.com/dog/chocolate-toxicity

Use it as a guide; but err on the side of caution and call your vet when it involves your dog and chocolate.

Carob chips are a great dog-friendly substitute.  These goodies are all natural and tasty for your dogs.  They’ll never know you’re holding out on them with the chocolate.  Check out the related products attached to this post for some dog treats that are – well – better than much of the human food we consume and NOT toxic for dogs.  Check back to see what to do if your dog is really clever and finds the candy despite your best efforts to hide it.  

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