IS CHOCOLATE DANGEROUS FOR MY DOG?
Yes, chocolate can make your dog sick in 2 ways:
- The fat in chocolate or pastries can cause pancreatitis, which can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. This is a serious and especially painful disease.
- Chocolate contains an ingredient toxic to dogs called theobromine. In small quantities, it will produce mild symptoms like increased excitability and urination. However, the more your dog eats it and the more likely are signs of serious illnesses such as cardiac arrhythmia, muscle tremors, and seizures. Sadly, it could even lead to death. In addition, theobromine can cause diarrhea and vomiting.