Video: Chocolate and Dogs

This video goes into more detail on potentially the most over-asked question:

Will chocolate kill your dog?

The short answer: it’s possible. The two factors to keep in mind are 1) the size of your dog, and 2) the amount of caffeine and theobromine in the chocolate. The bigger the dog, the more chocolate he can handle before negative consequences. The stronger the chocolate, the less it takes to create a negative reaction.

Say for example your tiny Yorkie gets a hold of your super fancy one pound bar of dark chocolate; things will not go well for him (this honestly would probably mean death). But if your giant Mastiff gets a hold of your one pound milk chocolate easter bunny, he’ll probably just need to go outside for a bit. The general rule: don’t. But now you are more prepared and know exactly how much you should freak out depending on what kind of chocolate your dog ate and how big he is.

 

Meet the Author: Thomas Mulcahy

Thomas can't remember a time when his household didn't have a four-legged member of the family. When our Giant Schnauzer isn't digging around for rodents to play with, she's patiently waiting for food to drop to the floor or barking at the mailman. Thomas now swears by Schnauzers as being the best breed ever—they don't shed and they're the smartest and most entertaining dogs he's ever met. Plus the Giants make great wrestling partners.

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