Dangerous Delicacy: Why Cant Dogs Eat Chocolate

Chocolate's theobromine is toxic to dogs, affecting their nervous and cardiovascular systems, causing restlessness, vomiting, diarrhea, tremors and seizures.


Dogs metabolize theobromine slowly, so even small chocolate amounts can build up to toxic levels, with effects lasting hours.


Dark and baking chocolate contain higher theobromine levels, making them more dangerous for dogs compared to milk chocolate.

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Dogs are more sensitive to theobromine than humans. Even small amounts of chocolate can be harmful based on a dog's size, weight, and health.


Chocolate can cause serious health problems in dogs. Keep it out of reach and seek veterinary attention if ingestion occurs.

Health Risks

– Seizures – Tremors – Irregular heart rate – Heart arrhythmia – Internal bleeding

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