Do you know that chocolate is the deadly food for a dog?

chocolate - chocolate is very sweet
@youless (98986)
Guangzhou, China
April 16, 2009 9:19am CST
Actually I just learned it via the net. Everybody loves chocolate, however, it is a deadly thing for a dog. Perhaps it is better to believe it although I am not sure whether this is true or not. I don't want to take a risk.
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@eagle_f15 (2052)
• Malaysia
17 Apr 09
Yes youless...this is very very 101% true. When my dog (the one on my avatar) was still alive, my husband and I were very very careful whenever we eat chocolates as in not to drop any crumbs or even a little single bit on the floor. However my dog WeiWei would always come and sit nearby when we eat, regardless whether it is chocolates as long as it's food. I used to look into her eyes and tell her she can't eat chocolates, you will die if you eat it , and later I will give you your doggy greenies. She will just wag her tail when i talk to her...heheheh !!! Oh how I miss my dog so much.....she passed away last year Feb 14 due to old age...
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@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
17 Apr 09
Yes, still miss her a lot!~Wished she didn't have to go but nothing is eternal here anyway
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@youless (98986)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 09
I am so sorry to hear that. I can see that WeiWei is a very adorable and understanding dog.
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@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
17 Apr 09
Yup, very cute & adorable indeed!~
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@blueunicorn (2409)
• United States
16 Apr 09
This is very definitely true. DO NOT GIVE YOUR DOG CHOCOLATE! Other foods that are bad for them include raisins and onions.
@youless (98986)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Apr 09
Actually in the past I had never known it. I am sure there are some people who are the same. It is better to share this fact with more people.
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• China
18 Apr 09
ah i don't know it before. do you mean all breeds of dogs? what cause it ? is there some principles?
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• Indonesia
19 Apr 09
i think u can the cause why the dog can be die to consume the chocolate? ,
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@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
17 Apr 09
Just like the guys have mentioned and also my wife just stated above - don't even try it unless you want to kill those irritating non-stop barking evil looking dogs? Haha!~But that's pretty mean too. Hmm...I wonder do those spies give K9s chocolate instead of buying poison that might be a bit too costly? Haha!~
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@youless (98986)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 09
I think a good dog won't eat the food from the strangers
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@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
17 Apr 09
Haha!~Dogs are dogs!~ Unless they are REALLY WELL TRAINED!~
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@sdmmyjl (10)
• China
17 Apr 09
Oh, really? I have nerver heared it before. Because I do seldom eat some chocolates,so I don't konw that the chocolate is a deadly food for our dogs! How terrible! Thank you for your message! I will tell it to my frends!
@youless (98986)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 09
I am glad that this experience is useful for you
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@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
17 Apr 09
I have heard that too! I wouldn't want to take the chance either. There's a lot of hazards for our pets that are very common to have around. I'll have to look it up and see what I find. Useful post youless!
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@youless (98986)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 09
I am sure you take good care of your pets
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• Canada
17 Apr 09
Morning Jen, I just added an e-mail to the end of this discussion, that I jsut received last nite..It is theobromine which is the lethal compound in all chocolate, and you can check this out on www.snopes.com, and search cocoamulch! Or can read the e-mail on page 3 of this discussion! Hope you're doing great! Cheers!
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@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
17 Apr 09
Thanks for the link! I don't think we can ever be careful enough when it comes to our pets. Take care!
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@skysuccess (8880)
• Singapore
17 Apr 09
youless, It is true that chocolates are bad for dogs and since you are a pet owner you need to be aware of proper dog care. Also, our body shampoo is not to be used for their baths. So read more and pay more attention. I am sure all of you will be enjoy this faithful pet. Take care and have a nice day.
@youless (98986)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 09
You know some owners may not know that chocolates are harmful for dogs. When we eat something, we tend to share with our pets. But we never know that actually it will be bad for them.
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• Singapore
17 Apr 09
youless, Well, now that you know, then you might want to tell these ignorant owners. Because chocolates makes them sick and if more is given it could be fatal. So, do the right thing and not let them suffer. Take care.
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@Ozarkgirl (774)
• United States
16 Apr 09
I worked as a Vet Tech while I was in college, and yes it is true as is hot dogs. chocolate and hot dog wieners are very bad for dogs, it is because they are unable to digest it properly and then it becomes toxic for them.
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@youless (98986)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 09
I learn more from you
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• United States
17 Apr 09
Well thank you. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask me. Have a great day!!
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@NIECIE21 (365)
• United States
17 Apr 09
DO NOT GIVE A DOG CHOCOLATE EVER!!! The chemicals which are in chocolate is what is dangous to dogs...I am kind of suprised that this is the first time you heard that, i was always told by my parents, friends and vets that is true. I think a little bit is not to bad, but yes, it can kill them. :(
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@youless (98986)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Apr 09
Yeah, I didn't know it before.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
17 Apr 09
I have heard that all my life but cannot ever remember hearing why...or if I did hear why I don't remember it. Either case, it is not something I would want to put to the test... I will just take everyone's word for it.
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@youless (98986)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 09
That's good.
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@GardenGerty (115076)
• United States
17 Apr 09
It is true that chocolate is not healthy for your dog or your cat. It elevates their heartrate and is a bronchodilator as well I believe.
@youless (98986)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 09
I will remember it
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
16 Apr 09
There is special chocolate you can buy from vets or from reputable pet shops that is specifically made for our tail wagging friends that they can munch on without worrying about poisoning them! But it's an easy mistake to make and you could absent mindedly feed your dog chocolate without giving it a second thought. Did you know that lettuce is poisonous to rabbits? Yet they will still eat it, you have to be so careful, give animals treats but make sure the treats are not poisonous to them.
@youless (98986)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 09
I don't know that lettuce is poisonous to rabbits. This is new for me to learn.
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• Philippines
16 Apr 09
Really? I didn't know it? My dogs ate what I ate. They are not an expensive dogs but I love them. It seems that they love chocolates and they happy eating. Thank you for the information.
@youless (98986)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Apr 09
But from the above responses, you can see that chocolate isn't good for dogs. It is likely it is the same for cats.
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• Malta
17 Apr 09
I got to know that a few years ago when I was going to give some chocolate to my mother in law's dog and she told me not to give him because he already had eaten some. The vet had told her that some chocolate is good but not it shouldn't be given often. Also the vet told her that whilst a dog likes bones, they don't have to be chicken's bones because they can be harmful too, but I don't know (well better say I don't remember why).
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@youless (98986)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 09
Perhaps the chicken bones are too tiny and it may be a problem for dogs?
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• Malta
17 Apr 09
Well yes, that could be a very possible reason, but I am not sure if that just it, maybe of some things in the chicken bones. Well, if the doctors say no, I would just avoid it. There are plenty of other good food to feed a dog.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
8 Jun 09
In quantity it is. If your dog gets into your chocolate bar there is no reason to rush it to the ER (hospital). A great website is below. http://www.dogownersdigest.com/news/library/chocolate-dog-poisoning.shtml Thanks Zelo
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@youless (98986)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Jun 09
Thanks for your share.
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@cuttyrish (2668)
• United States
8 Jun 09
i learn that from my aunt, when i told her that my dog likes to eat chocolate. I cannot believe at first, so i checked it in the net, that chocolates is really bad for dog. I stopped giving chocolates to my dogs, after reading it..it is also bad for cats..
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@youless (98986)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Jun 09
It will never be too late.
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@haiershen (1082)
• China
8 Jun 09
Thank you for your information, i have never heat that before,it is a useful knowledge for me to feeding dog, i will pay more attention.
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@youless (98986)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Jun 09
I hope your dog will be healthy
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@sid556 (30989)
• United States
28 Apr 09
Yes...I've known that for years and I'm amazed at how many people don't realize it. Also...slim jims and beef jerky are really really bad for dogs and yet so many people will buy them for their pets. I guess when I think on it, I only know this because as a kid, I was part of a 4h that worked with dogs and I learned alot of these little facts. I work in a convenience store and people are forever coming in and buying these things for their dogs. I try to talk them out of it and tell them how bad they are. we have plenty of dog treats that are healthy for the dogs. I think this information should be more publicized and it amazes me that it isn't.
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@youless (98986)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Apr 09
I am one of the people who know this fact late.
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@rosekiss (30308)
• Eugene, Oregon
28 Apr 09
I was told that by my vet, never to fee chocolate to dogs, as it will poison them. They sure would like to eat some though, but I just don't give them any, not even a sliver. There is a certain ingredient in it, that poisons the dog, but not sure what the ingredient is. I was told milk chocolate is bad, but Ii think all chocloalt is bad, whether it be milk chocolate or the dark chocolate. Some peoplel will give their dogs anything they want, without thinking of what they would be doing to the dog. Either they don't know, or they don't care. And that really is sad, as I feel if you want to be a respectable dog owner, then don't feed them anything or everything.
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@youless (98986)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Apr 09
You are quite right. Sometimes we are just too late to know it.
@shaggin (47410)
• United States
22 Apr 09
Yes I did know that chocolate is deadly to a dog. I had read before that as little as 1 oz can kill a dog. I imagine that would have to be a very small dog though like a teacup chiahuha or something. My daughter knows not to feel animals chocolate so thats good. LOL I am sure she wouldnt want to waste any yummy chocolate by feeding it to a dog anyway. I was at the park the other day with my two children and this little girl who is there very often who is in kindergarden was feeding her easter candy to this dog that wanders around the park. It is a very old dog and is a big yellow lab. I told her that giving chocolate to the dog can make it really sick and even kill it but she didnt listen she just said that the dog liked it. It wasent my dog or my child so I let it go.
@youless (98986)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Apr 09
And sweets seem not to be good for the dogs, too.
• Philippines
22 Apr 09
i wasn't advice by my dog's doctor that chocolate cause deadly to dog..but i think i have to call my dog's doctor and i will gonna ask him if it is true..because it's been six months i am feeding chocolate with our new bought dog..our dog is a maltese pure breed...oh no, it eats a lots of chocolate i don't if it can still survive for another six months.
@youless (98986)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Apr 09
Alright, I am waiting for your answer here