Love and Chocolate go together, BUT not when it comes to dogs.
I am serious. No amount of Chocolate is O.K. for any dog basically.
And that includes Chocolate related items,
like Chocolate Cakes, Chocolate-coated Snacks, and other Chocolate edibles too.
The experts agree.
The darker, and more bitter the Chocolate, the more dangerous it is to your dog.
White Chocolate and Milk Chocolate are both less harmful.
And small dogs can be poisoned more quickly, from smaller amounts of Chocolate, than large dogs.
Dogs are very attracted to the smell of Chocolate.
Once a dog tastes Chocolate, that dog will quickly develop a craving for Chocolate.
5 PAW PETS is advising: NO CHOCOLATE BECAUSE YOU LOVE YOUR DOG!
CHOCOLATE, DOGS, FESTIVITIES
A chat with an Animal Poison Control Center revealed,
that calls for help increase rapidly at: Halloween, Easter, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day,
and the majority are Chocolate related!
As part of its continuing Pet Education Series,
5 PAW PETS brings you this interesting piece, on how deadly Chocolate can be, to any dog.
5 PAW PETS considers the run up to Halloween Festivities,
as an opportune time, to issue these crucial reminders.
To begin with, it is wise to temporarily confine your pet to a comfortable room
away from the front door, at this time,
as the constant ringing of the door bell can be an awful doggie experience, as well as the increased
chances of your dog coming into direct contact with Chocolate.
Consider Overnight Boarding, if necessary. Better safe than sorry.
THE CHOCOLALE ISSUE
I have seen the most disciplined dog owner
fall to the pathetic look of a dog begging for Chocolate, or Chocolate Cake.
Remember, if a dog once tastes chocolate, that does it!
That dog will definitely keep on wanting more chocolate,
and will continue begging strongly.
A dog will jump at any opportunity for more Chocolate.
As little as a small speck of Chocolate, or small piece of Chocolate Cake, can lead to a full craving.
CHOCOLATE IS LETHAL TO DOGS
When I say that chocolate is lethal to dogs, do not feel that I can just scaring you.
Forgive me; as a pet lover and pet owner, I really care.
And of course, 5 PAW PETS wants to offer you the most helpful advice,
and on a timely basis too.
Large amounts of Chocolate, ingested by a dog, can bring on Epileptic Seizures and can kill.
WHY IS CHOCOLATE LETHAL TO DOGS?
It is the THEOBROMINE that does the damage; it is poisonous to dogs.
It is a naturally occurring stimulant in the cocoa bean.
It causes increased urination in your dog, affects its central nervous system, and heart muscle.
If you notice your dog vomitting, hyperactive, experiencing diarrhea, it could be from chocolate.
These symptoms can lead to muscle tremors, seizures, eventually coma, and even death.
CHOCOLATE WHEN INGESTED BY DOGS IS THAT SERIOUS A THREAT.
So, there you have it! Do not give in to your begging dog,
and if your dog was never ever introduced to the joys of the taste of Chocolate,
you are advised to keep it that way!
Keep your dog's safe chews, and appropriate favourite snacks handy.
A BUNCH OF OTHER BADDIES!
Artificially sweetened Candy, and other goodies,
are a NO NO, as 5 Paw Pets will have you know.
Many contain XYLITOL, a highly toxic substance.
Snacks that are salty are no good for your dog, nor are they good for you; they should be illegal!
Alcoholic beverages pose a serious risk too.
And those wrappers....your dog can choke on them so easily.
Halloween Decorations arouse your dog's curiousity, of course, but can harm.
Make sure that you place new objects safely; you don't want your dog bumping into them
and getting hurt.
Remember too, the candles and Jack-O-Lanterns can cause a fire so easily.
And POWER CORDS; dogs have been known to chew on them fatally.
Avoid any Electrical shock situations.
Glow sticks, jewelry, raisins, and any over indugences
can harm your pets, especially your dogs.
Keep Candy bowls, Treat bags out of the reach of your dog.
The thing is, you should really start working on training your dog,
long before the Trick-or Treaters
The Quiet Command, The Stay Command, The Leave it Alone Command, are useful.
And do remember, keep your dog indoors during the Halloween Festivities, on a leash.
A dog who knows those commands, will less likely fall into dangerous situations, generally.
And make sure too, that your dog is always wearing current Identification.
So, enjoy Halloween, make your dogs and pets happy, and safe; heed the wise words of 5 PAW PETS,
where pets are unconditionally loved, and put on a pedestal, every time,
where every pet receives the Signature 5 Paw Pets Star Treatment,
regardless of which service is booked for that pet.
Book a 5 PAW PETS FREE Meet & Greet Session; we want to get to know you and your treasured dog!
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