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Why can't dogs eat chocolate?

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If you own a cat or dog, you've been told not to let them eat chocolate, but have you ever heard the reasoning behind that rule? This lesson takes a closer look at why chocolate is something humans love and can eat while leaving our pets out of the chocolate loop.

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To learn more about chocolate poisoning for dogs, read this article from VCA Hospital. Chocolate isn't the only thing that can be toxic for our pets. Here is an article from the National Humane Society to explain other foods we should be careful when giving to our pets.
As much as we believe that our pets are part of our family, we must remember that their food intake is different for a reason. Instead of giving them human food, it is better to look for pet-food solutions, whether store-bought or homemade.

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