• Why Chocolate Is Toxic for Dogs


    It may seem impossible that something as seemingly innocuous as chocolate could be dangerous for dogs, but chocolate really can be toxic for your pet. If you think your dog has eaten chocolate, call your emergency vet right away to find out what steps to take next.

    Watch this video to find out why chocolate is dangerous for dogs. It all comes down to a chemical in chocolate called theobromine. Exposure to theobromine can cause a dangerous reaction in your dog that can be deadly. No amount of chocolate is safe, so you should avoid giving it to your dog entirely.

    When you need emergency vet care in the Dallas or McKinney areas, choose Chastain Veterinary Medical Group. Our veterinarians offer quick treatment for chocolate poisoning and other acute animal emergencies. To schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians, please phone Preston Road Animal Hospital in north Dallas at (972) 239-1309 or phone Meadow Brook Animal Hospital in the McKinney/Frisco area at (972) 529-5033.