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Okay, for today I’ll be posting about Fact about animals, because I love animals ♡(ŐωŐ人) Oh and I’m the one that edit the pictures of the facts, I hope you’ll like it (=^▽^=) and this picture credits to me myself.


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It turns out that, for dogs, a chemical in chocolate called theobromine is the source of the problem. Theobromine is similar to caffeine. Theobromine is toxic to a dog when it ingests between 100 and 150 milligrams per kilogram of body weight.

Different types of chocolate contain different amounts of theobromine: It would take 20 ounces of milk chocolate to kill a 20-pound dog, but only 2 ounces of baker’s chocolate or 6 ounces of semisweet chocolate. It is not that hard for a dog to get into something like an Eater basket full of chocolate eggs and bunnies and gobble up a pound or two of chocolate. If the dog is small, that could be deadly.

It turns out that chocolate poisoning is actually not as unusual as it sounds. For a human being, caffeine is toxic at levels of 150 milligrams per kilogram of body weight. That’s the same as for dogs! Humans generally weigh a lot more than dogs, but small children can get into trouble with caffeine or chocolate if they consume too much of it. Infants are especially vulnerable because they don’t eliminate caffeine from the bloodesteam nearly as quickly as adults.- (www.animals.howstuffworks.com)


If you have a dog at home, please DON’T EVER FEED THEM WITH CHOCOLATE. Chocolate is poisonous to dogs; however, the hazard of chocolate to your dog depends on the type of chocolate, the amount consumed and your dog’s size and also, different chocolate types have different theobromine levels. Cocoa, cooking chocolate and dark chocolate contain the highest levels, while milk chocolate and white chocolate have the lowest. But still even the chocolate contains the lowest theobromine levels, don’t feed them with it!

 

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