By Kritesh Anand
We all know that chocolate is not good for dogs.
Chocolate is made from the roasted seeds of Theobroma cacao. There is an alkaloid in Theobroma cacao which is named as “theobromine.”
Theobromine is a toxic component that causes ill-effects in dogs. We humans can easily metabolize theobromine, but dogs can’t.
Very slow metabolism of theobromine allows its accumulation up to toxic levels in a dog’s body. Theobromine is responsible for stimulating the cardiovascular system and central nervous system and increase heart rate and blood pressure.
Excessive consumption of chocolate by a dog can cause diarrhea, panting, excessive urination, excessive thrust, abnormal heart rhythm, seizures, vomiting, muscle twitching, hyperactive behavior, digestive problems, change in heart beat, and even death. Now there arises the bigger question. How much is too much? Continue reading “Chocolate is toxic for dogs”