Navigation Links
Naturecast Pets Conducts New Study on How Chocolate is a Fatal Risk to Dogs
Date:12/18/2012

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) December 18, 2012

Most people have heard the advice, “Don’t feed your dog chocolate.” As the average human is more often curious than not, they think to themselves, if humans can eat chocolate, why can’t dogs? Many pet owners hear this advice and choose listen to it, even if they aren’t sure of the reasoning behind it. Naturecast Pets revisits a study from Animal Planet as to why chocolate is indeed so deadly to dogs.

Naturecast Pets Products issues a new advisory to warn pet owners about the lastest scientific data regarding the risk of chocolate to dogs.The editorial team at Naturecast Pets did some research after continuously getting asked, "Why no chocolate?" from readers. What we found out is there is a chemical in chocolate called theobromine that is toxic to dogs when ingested. Some wonder why humans can eat this chemical, but dogs can’t. Well think of it this way, would a human ever be able to run around in the snow barefoot for hours? Never. However, a dog could easily run around in the snow without any physical pain, that is just one of the examples as to why humans and dogs are adaptive to different things.

Theobromine is a form of caffeine, and when a dog has too much of it, they could have serious side affects, which ultimately might result in death. To make it a bit more clearly as to how much of this chemical would be deadly for a dog, Animal Planet explains this in their study:

“It would take 20 ounces of milk chocolate to kill a 20-pound dog, but only 2 ounces of baker's chocolate or 6 ounces of semisweet chocolate.”

With the holidays coming up around the corner, everyone should be taking the extra precaution to keep their candy, chocolate and other goodies out of the way so dogs and other household pets can’t get into it. To see other ways to help prevent illness for pets around the holidays, here is a great list from Naturecast Pets on how to keep furry friends safe and out of harms way.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/12/prweb10232717.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Naturecast Pet Products Furthers Study on Dog Fleas
2. Naturecast Pets revisits New Study from University of Adelaide that may Help Dogs with Arthritis
3. Pricier, Intensive Whiplash Treatment May Not Pay Off: Study
4. Fewer Children Injured From Swallowing Caustic Chemicals: Study
5. Keep Tots Milk to 2 Cups a Day: Study
6. Cancer Costs Billions Yearly in U.S. Worker Productivity: Study
7. Mayo Clinic study unmasks regulator of healthy life span
8. Mayo Clinic-led study unravels biological pathway that controls the leakiness of blood vessels
9. Study shows COPD is not independent risk factor for lung cancer
10. Study questions reasons for routine pelvic exams
11. Study Questions Advice Given to Obese Pregnant Women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... Boar’s Head Brand®, one of the ... Day entertaining that are sure to satisfy your guests’ flavor cravings, while adding ... cheeses featured in these refreshingly balanced recipes are packed with flavor, creating the ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The ... is focusing on the Peace Agreements being discussed by President Donald Trump and the ... race to try to speed up peace talks in the continuous battle between Israel ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... “When the Stars Lead Home”: ... the creation of published author Laura Weigel Douglas, an avid reader who lives in ... house that sometimes feels like Green Hills Adventure Camp. She couldn’t be more grateful. ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2017 , ... “Cactus Jack: ... had on so many others. “Cactus Jack: Against All Odds” is the creation ... Walter D. Hubbard is married to Jack Carlisle’s third child Jane. Walter. ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Dr. Alan I. Benvenisty, MD is dual board certified in ... known for his distinguished expertise and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular ... treating renovascular disease and aortic aneurysm . He is known for his minimally ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/11/2017)... 11, 2017  Thornhill Research Inc. ( ... an $8,049,024 USD five-year, firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract by ... Commercial Corporation (CCC) ( Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ... administer general anesthesia to patients requiring emergency medical ... US Marine Corps have been a longtime partner ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... 10, 2017 Global Health Intelligence (GHI), ... America , published its 2017 ranking of the ... on extensive data analysis from GHI,s hospitals database for ... for the region. The GHI database covers 86% of the ... than 130 data points for each institution in key areas ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... May 10, 2017 Radiology has become the ... costs have also spiraled to the number one ranking ... radiology than ever before as the most complete and ... patient with lower back pain an MRI may confirm ... for pain, resulting in entirely different treatment protocols.  In ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: