Why you should not feed chocolate to dogs

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Why You Should Not Feed Chocolate To Dogs

In addition to being delicious, chocolate has been found to have a number of mood and health-boosting benefits for humans.

Dogs, on the other hand, don't fare quite so well after scarfing down the sweet treat.

According to a video published by the American Chemical Society, chocolate, especially the dark variety, contains a molecule called Theobromine.

In people, the substance acts as a quick pick-me-up, sending all sorts of activating signals to the brain.

However, dogs metabolize it differently, resulting in prolonged effects and a potential impact on the central nervous system.

Should poisoning occur, signs, including vomiting, elevated temperature, seizures, and diarrhea, can take between 6 and 12 hours to present.

If they do, a veterinarian should be called immediately.

Though longing dog – and cat – faces can be hard to resist, experts advise not sharing your candy with them.

Of course, pets don't always wait to be formally invited to take a nibble of something before diving in face first.

It's also a good idea to store chocolate-loaded foods in places they cannot access.

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