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Why Can't Dogs Eat Chocolate?

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Karen Callis

on 10 November 2015

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Transcript of Why Can't Dogs Eat Chocolate?

What ingredients are in thobromine?
Theobromine is a bitter, colorless alkaloid, C7H8N402, derived from the cocoa bean, found in chocolate products and found in medicine as a diuretic, vasodilator, and myocardial stimulent. Thank goodness we can eat theobromine, because otherwise we couldn't eat chocolate!
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What ingredients are in chocolate?
Chocolate is made from grounded up cocoa beans, milk, sugar, and sometimes fruit or nuts. The carbohydrates in chocolate and cola are sugars or simple carbohydrates. The body digests them quickly, which causes a rapid rise in the level of blood glucose-many nutritionists believe this to be unhealthy.
What is in chocolate that dogs can't eat?
Why Can't Dogs Eat Chocolate?
Dogs love eating. Although your dog may look up at you with adorable little puppy dog eyes and beg for chocolate, it could be a deadly treat. So what is it about chocolate that dogs can't eat? Many people believe it is because chocolate contains caffiene. While chocolate does contain very small amounts of caffiene, there is another simpler substance that's the real problem:theobromine.
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www.wonderopolis.org
Cocoa Beans and Chocolate (book)
Food (book)
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