Where to find dog safe chocolate so that your dog can safely poke his nose in the plastic pumpkin
Why is chocolate poisonous for dogs?
Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, both are harmful to dogs. These ingredients speed up their heart rate and overstimulate their nervous system.
It also contains phenylethylamine and formamide which your furry friend is unable to safely digest.
So what is the alternative?
Bring forth the magical Carob bean, which has no caffeine or theobromine.
Carob is native to the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries. It grows in little pods on an evergreen tree unsurprisingly called a Carob tree.
Carob is much sweeter than sugar and comes in syrup and powder form.
Added vitamins such as B6
Carob is gluten free and has benefits for your dogs eye sight, digestive system, and nervous system whilst also fighting free radicals.
Choosing this dog safe chocolate alternative is a no-brainer but don’t overdo it, it is still only intended as a treat and too much can result in your pup having diarrhoea.
Ok, I’m sold on dog safe chocolates! Where do I buy these Halloween-themed goodies?
Check out these standout, pawsome businesses that have been much more creative than your standard chocolate drops with their unusual designs at very reasonable prices:
DOGraze has some very cool designs such as these Halloween boxes!
I can’t tell you how excited I was to note that they also sell edible birthday cards and birthday cakes, let the spoiling commence!
These throwback traditional treats from The Bonnie Hound are perfect!
If you are a matching hound and human pyjama type of pet owner then you might enjoy buying the same design of chocolates for both you and Fido.
Why not indulge in a chocolate mouse, fish and chips or sprinkles?
Along a similar theme, you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to sample some FREDDO FROGS!
Flynn’s Favourites is a creative business which also stocks Pawreos (the doggy alternative to Oreos) along with other chocolate Halloween-themed dog treats.
Frankie Loves Barkery makes Gourmet, extra boujee treats so head over for some party mix dog bones or peanut butter cups.
You will part with a little extra money but your pup is totally worth it!
Their chocolate is also wheat-free, preservative-free, and handmade with human-grade ingredients.
What to do if your dog has consumed chocolate
Chocolate can be fatal if given to dogs in large quantities and can result in the following symptoms:
Urinating more than usual
Increase in heart rate
Contact your local vet for advice (if you know the quantity of the chocolate and the weight of your dog this will help your vet to help you)