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Old 10-26-2004, 11:46   #26
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My sister is one who goes nuts over the idea of letting a dog have any amount of chocolate.

I, on the other hand, see nothing wrong with giving a little bite of Snicker to a very good dog who loves them. I do this on the theory that there is something that would be absolute poison to my dog, but would be a great treat for my child... is kinda ridiculous.

Like manonmars and some others of you, I suspected that maybe 70 or 80 pounds of Snickers would be bad for the dog. Who in their right mind would give more than a couple of nibbles of expensive chocolate to their dog?
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Old 10-26-2004, 11:52   #27
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I feed my dogs fresh veggies a lot. They love carrot sticks, brocolli, asparagus, grapes. Come to think of it, they love anything that comes off my plate.

I had heard the one about grapes before, but I don't know why it's bad for them. My dog's are 80 and 100 lbs and the only thing the foods listed ever do to them is really bad gas...........especially when I give them brocolli. ;f
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Old 10-26-2004, 12:30   #29
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Dude -- my dog eats M&M's like theyre going out style, and it doesnt affect him in any way.
You may think it is not affecting him, but I bet it is. My folks' dog started getting aggressive, which was completely out of character. Took him to the vet, fearing he would have to be put down. Turns out my dad was giving him candy, and chocolate shakes from BK. Nixed the sweets for the dog, and he recovered right away.
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Old 10-26-2004, 12:50   #30
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I, on the other hand, see nothing wrong with giving a little bite of Snicker to a very good dog who loves them. I do this on the theory that there is something that would be absolute poison to my dog, but would be a great treat for my child... is kinda ridiculous.
You "theory" is wrong, regardless of how rediculous you think it is, It's a medical fact. Chocolate kills dogs. Period.

Yes, the volumes involved vary with the type of chocolate and size of the dog and can be a large amount to be fatal, but it is toxic, no matter how good a treat it is for your child.

My 40 pound mixed breed got a hold of my daughters holloween candy once. As far as I know there was nothing more than milk chocalate in there (mini snickers, reeses, etc.). It could not have been more than two pounds at best. He didn't die but he **** blood for a week and was very sickly and wouldn't eat.

However, my child, eating the same amount, was obviously unaffected. Personal theories aside, chocolate can kill dogs.;Q
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Old 10-26-2004, 15:17   #31
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Jack Straight -- you may have a point. He did bite off two of my fingers yesterday just for fun.

I'm kidding, OK! Rocko is 120 pounds of big baby -- lab -- rottie mix. Thinks we weighs 10 pounds and wants to sit in my lap. I exaggerated a little, he eats small quantities of candy and whatever else he can beg -- he's pretty handy for finishing off the pizza crusts.

The donut thing is no exaggeration though. Twice he got up to the kitchen counter while we were gone and dragged down a whole dozen donuts of all varieties that I had carefully selected for me and my family (well, really for me). He ate every last one, and licked the inside of the box.

Patrol Mom -- that is a fine looking rottie. How much does he weigh?

I do really appreciate everyones comments and concerns. I am in the medical field and do understand that certain substances, including chocolate, can be toxic to dogs. Having said that, my dogs have always been part of the family and we do occasionally give them table food. I do buy them mcdonalds ice cream cones occasionally, but not chocolate dipped. I guess dogs have died from chocolate, but I guess it can kill people too indirectly by making them fat like me and giving them heart problems.

On a darker note, we had to have our 13 year old Lhaso Apso put down last week. She was blind and incontinent and in pain from arthritis. Rocko really misses her, and so do we. Enjoy your pets.
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Old 10-26-2004, 15:34   #32
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Sorry to hear about your dog...........

My dog is 11...we've spent EVERY DAY except 7 together.

It's going to be tough when the time comes.................

I use a holistic vet for his few minor problems.

As I discussed with her (the vet) a few days ago, Getting people to believe in holistic medicine for themselves is hard to do, but getting them to believe in Holistic medicine for their pets is almost impossible.

For example, do you know that you DO NOT need to give rabies shots, distemper shots more than once in a dog's life?

It's mostly "vet income" that drives the "need" for these shots, and much of the other "Vet recommended procedures".

P.S. Eddie, can we move this thread back now if we stop talking about chocolate?????
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Old 10-26-2004, 15:44   #33
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I love onion and garlic and beer ;Y ;3
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Old 10-26-2004, 16:53   #34
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I....see nothing wrong with giving a little bite of Snicker to a very good dog....
Correcto'mundo

I've (My dog has never) never had a problem giving my dog a small bite or 2 of snickers, etc, brownies, choc ice cream, etc.

he's about 65#..........I give him about 1/2-1 oz.

If he were 25#, I'd give him 1/8 to 1/4 oz...........

but then again, I can't see myself ever having a 25# dog...... ;f ;f

My friend has a yorkie...........She actually calls that a DOG....;g;f
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Old 10-26-2004, 17:55   #35
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P.S. Eddie, can we move this thread back now if we stop talking about chocolate?????
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Actually, I think since this is staying with animals, it will be going to Critter Corner
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Old 10-26-2004, 17:58   #36
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Old 10-26-2004, 21:38   #37
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So, what is better, a 45 or a 40?

A Glock or a Non-Glock?

And what about that reloading?

What's up with that?

How about AK-47's.

And AR-15's.



Ok, where you gona' move this NOW?

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Old 10-26-2004, 23:51   #38
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Old 10-27-2004, 22:46   #39
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Old 01-14-2005, 01:30   #40
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Thanks for making this a sticky.........

I just re-read that post from Woof......very informative!!!

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Old 01-14-2005, 10:28   #41
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I was browsing the other night and spotted this...

I asked Eddie to sticky it for us since Woof started it ;w
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Old 02-02-2005, 15:13   #42
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different chocolates have different levels of toxicity. Bakers chocolate is the worst, then dark, then milk.


Grapes and raisins are toxic to pooches' livers. It is a cumulative effect.
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Old 02-15-2005, 16:27   #43
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I have never stressed milk chocolate too much, every one in a while, but I do know a lab that got hold of about three tablespoons of bakers chocolate and passed away.

The sick thing? It was a chocolate lab named Hershey. I'm serious.

They just got another one, and named it Toby, short for Toblerone.

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Late post but maybe fruitful - I heard you should never give aspirin to a cat. They have some sort of reaction... when my most recent cat was dying I debated about it until I heard otherwise. A reaction would have created greater pain. ;g :(
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Old 02-10-2006, 10:12   #45
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Dogs should not eat alcohol?

Why will they sip your beer or wine if you turn your back?

There is no shock like going back to your wine glass on the coffee table and noticing that it is a half inch lower in wine than when you left it. You never know where their mouth has been. Ugh.

Little thieves!
I think dogs and cats just like the taste of people's backwash. When I had my cat, she seemed like, unless she got REALLY thirsty, that she'd only drink out of a drinking glass that I had drank from. I could get her a clean glass just like the one I was using, and the same filtered water from the SAME refrigerator spout and she STIIL absolutely HAD TO DRINK OUT OF MY GLASS! I don't know if I'll ever understand that.


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My Lab had a habit of "accidentally" knocking over beer bottles with her nose, then drinking it out of the carpet. I can't remember exactly how we broke her of that.
A distant cousin of mine has a pug who likes beer. (Like owner like dog seems to fit real well here.) My cat once got ahold of my plate with a bunch of pizza grease and garlic butter sauce on it, and pretty much licked it clean (I was outside working on something when she got to the plate.). She had diarrhea real bad the next day. and she was vomiting a lot, too.


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Old 03-16-2006, 00:46   #47
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You "theory" is wrong, regardless of how rediculous you think it is, It's a medical fact. Chocolate kills dogs. Period.
I'm not going to argue with you because I know it is a fact. My dogs have never tasted chocolate because I do not want them to know what they are missing.

Now I will add this. My sister-in-law had a toy poodle(Coco) that ate Hershey Kisses every single day for 17 years!

I suspect Coco would have made it to 60 or 70 without the chocolate.

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i think ,correct me if im wrong that tylenol (acetomenifen) is bad for cats not asprin.
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i think ,correct me if im wrong that tylenol (acetomenifen) is bad for cats not asprin.
Tylenol is a definite no-no for felines. I have heard both yes and no for aspirin.

Some say Tylenol is ok for dogs but I won't use it. I keep a small bottle of children's aspirin just in case.

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Acetaminophen is the main ingredient of Tylenol and several other non-aspirin pain relievers. It possesses both analgesic and antipyretic effects. The feline toxic dosage is 50-100 mg/kg. One regular-strength tablet (325 mg) may be toxic to cats, and a second could be lethal. One "extra strength" (500 mg) tablet can result in toxicosis. The most common abnormalities observed upon physical examination of cats are: increased respiratory rate, pale-muddy mucous membranes, hypothermia, and tachycardia. Other signs are CNS depression, anorexia, vomiting, swollen face and paws, salivation, diarrhea, coma and death.
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This would be our golden retriever Katys basic party package. Woof Memorial Critter's Corner
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