• Dogs and Chocolate

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    Dogs and Chocolate Don’t Mix


    Ghost loves carrots.


    Dogs LOVE chocolate but much like me with chocolate truffles, they don’t have an off button.  So they will eat whatever they can find.  Oh yes, they will smell it through packaging.


    The problem is that chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine.  Small amounts can cause a dog to vomit, larger amounts cause a racing heart, seizures, or death.  Cats are also susceptible but less likely to gobble large amounts.


    (Did You Know?   Dogs are also sensitive to grapes, raisins, onions, garlic, and Xylitol, a sweetener used in gums and candies.)


    Christmas is the most common time of the year for this to happen with chocolate gift giving.  Dark chocolates contain more theobromine and caffeine than milk chocolate.  Milk chocolate has about 64 milligrams of them an ounce but dark chocolate has 150-160, baker’s chocolate 450 and cocoa powder 800!  The point being that a 20 pound dog might vomit with 3 ounces of milk chocolate but the same amount of dark chocolate could kill it.


    If concerned about what your dog has eaten, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (APCC) has a hot line 24 hours a day to assist with what to do.


    Jo Craven McGinty, WSJ





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    Happy Holidays!


    Healthy living,


    Peter McKenna, M.D.




    McKenna Cosmetic Surgery Center . 10577 Montgomery Road . Cincinnati . OH . 45242





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