good dog food tasha chloe toby Hi  and welcome back to Good Dog Food Store. With Halloween just around the corner and the fast approaching holiday season I thought it would be a good idea to go over some tips for keeping your dog healthy and safe during this time. As most people know chocolate is not good dog food. In fact in can be fatal to dogs.

Why is chocolate so bad for dogs? Well several reasons, first the natural ingredients in cocoa include caffeine and theobromine. While caffeine is not good for your dog theobromine is the more dangerous of the two. Even small amounts can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs. Severe poisoning cases will show symptoms that include, hyper- activity, tremors, high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, seizures, respiratory failure and cardiac arrest. Yes chocolate is not good dog food.

You may ask is a small amount safe? The short answer is no. While theobromine concentrations vary by type of chocolate and the severity of symptoms will vary by the amount ingested and the weight of your dog no amount is safe for any dog to consume.

The list of chocolate in order of theobromine concentration is:Dark chocolate, bakers chocolate milk chocolate and white chocolate. With Halloween coming up it is important for you to be aware of ingestion of chocolate. Visitors, and house guests must be made aware that chocolate is not good dog food and is not to be given in any amount to your dog. If you suspect chocolate ingestion contact your veterinarian immediately. Try to determine the amount and type of chocolate ingested. Symptom of chocolate toxicity include vomiting, hyperactivity excessive thirst and urination and diarrhea. You can contact the poison control center from the ASPCA at 888 426 4435 for immediate control measures to be taken if your dog suffers from an accidental ingestion. Remember dogs are scavengers and will eat anything on the floor so keep the chocolate out of his reach.

Now for some good dog food treats, Holistix dog biscuits are a  good dog food and are a Good Dog Food Store favorite product. Blue Buffalo dog treats are another healthy treat for you dog, made from only good dog food ingredients. Merrick brand dog treats are also good  dog food made from only wholesome natural safe ingredients that are full of flavor and are good dog food.

All these treats are available by directly clicking on the links and did I mention all are on sale are eligible for free shipping are all good dog food recommended  products and are healthy safe treats your dog will love.

All of us here at Good Dog Food Store hope everyone has a happy safe Halloween. Tasha, Chloe, and Toby pass along their holiday howls and best wishes. For more information on dogs and chocolate you can read the following article on WebMd about chocolate and your dog.

I hope you found today’s article helpful and that you will pass on the information to all of your dog loving friends. As always we welcome your comments, suggestion and ideas. Please remember  Good Dog Food Store whenever you are shopping for any of your dog related needs or just need some information on dog well being. Please stop by often as there is always something going on here at Good Dog Food Store. Until next time Happy Tails!

 

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