Chocolate can kill your dog and here is why

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Chocolate can kill your dog and here is why :

Its been something we have anecdotally known all of our lives, chocolate is not to be fed to a dog.

This is a really Informative piece from Forbes.com on the scientific reason why Chocolate is Poisonous to Dogs.

Besides confirming chocolate is in fact poisonous to mans best friend , the best part is it is impossible for a human to die from eating chocolate. Cha-Ching!

 It’s virtually impossible to kill yourself by eating chocolate. Dark chocolate actually has health benefits: Why Is Dark Chocolate Good for You? Thank Your Microbes.

 

Theobromine, which is an alkaloid, is the toxic substance in chocolate. See The Poisonous Chemistry of Chocolate.

But the dose makes the poison. It’s also toxic in humans but the lethal dose 50 (LD50, which is the dose at which 50% of people or animals will die) is much higher in humans, which is 1000 mg/kg of body weight, while in cats its 200 mg/kg in cats and 300 mg/kg in dogs. Bear in mind that dogs and cats are smaller than humans, so that compounds the potential lethality.

Why is chocolate poisonous to dogs? This question was originally answered on Quora by Adriana Heguy.

Source: Why Is Chocolate Poisonous To Dogs? – Forbes