Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Yummy, Chocolate (Labs)!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and the doggie’s at Dogtopia of Alexandria are getting excited, because they know their parents are going to be having a lot of delicious chocolate (not the Chocolate Lab kind) lying around the house. We can’t wait to get our paws on some tasty chocolaty morsels with caramel and nougat inside! I even like to indulge in a brownie or two (or a whole pan!) from time to time.

But, our veterinarians wouldn’t be happy to hear that. That’s because chocolate contains a substance called theobromine that can cause us to get very sick. According to talktothevet.com, a high level of this toxic ingredient could cause damage to our nervous and cardiovascular system. And, if that happened, we wouldn’t be able to play with our friends at doggie daycare!

So, parents keep your chocolate out of paw’s reach, and should your favorite pooch scarf up some chocolate, contact your vet.

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