Chocolate is bad for dogs
Many dog owners tend to share their favourite foods such as
chocolate, but chocolate is bad for dogs. Chocolate is toxic food for
dogs. It could cause sickness and even death. Even a little chocolate
that weights 40-50g can cause fatal problems with dogs. Chocolate
contains theobromine can affect the heart and nervous system of a dog.
Dogs don't easily break down and excrete theobromine. The toxic dose of
theobromine is 80-120mg/kg of dog's weight. Chocolates contain different
amounts of theobromine. In general, to chocolate, the darker the more
toxic. Milk chocolate contains 100mg theobromine per 60g chocolate. It
means if a little chihuahua eats a big bar of chocolate, it can cause
Dogs fed toxic doses of chocolate show signs of nervousness, seizures
vomiting and diarrhoea within a few hours. With the poisoning degree dog
show signs of an increase in the dog's heart rate, shaking, muscle
tremors. There is no specific antidote to theobromine. You need to take
the dog to the vet as soon as possible.