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Why can’t dogs eat chocolates? — Foods toxic to pets

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Scan of a Valentine greeting card circa 1920.

With the celebration of Valentine’s Day last week, some of you may have received flowers or boxes of chocolates from your loved ones. For those of you also lucky enough to have furry friends, share the love but not the chocolates!

Cocoa-based foods are very nutritious. Cocoa contains high amount of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and fat that keeps our body full of energy. Nonetheless, cocoa products, including chocolates, are poisonous to animals. Continue reading –>

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