Hi I’m Dr. Holly Pollack and as your local veterinarian I am happy to answer any of your questions! One of the most common questions around fall is related to chocolate at Halloween! We generally do experience more chocolate toxicity at Halloween and Easter then other times of the year.
Why is something so tasty so bad for my pet? Chocolate contains theobromine, a stimulant found naturally in cocoa beans and it is poisonous to dogs. Theobromine affects the central nervous system in multiple ways including over stimulating muscles.