The yeast that makes bread fluffy and delicious can seriously hurt your dogs. Once unbaked bread is in the warm, moist environment of your dogs stomach, it can continue to rise and cause a bloated or twisted stomach. Ethanol, which is a byproduct of fermenting yeast, can also be quickly absorbed into your dog’s blood stream and cause alcohol poisoning.
Chocolate contains a chemical called theobromine, which is easily metabolized in humans but not so much in dogs. Milk chocolate will have less of this substance than dark chocolate, and larger dogs will be able to ingest more chocolate than smaller dogs without getting sick, but it’s a good idea to keep your dogs away from chocolate completely. Small amounts will give your dogs vomiting and diarrhea, but chocolate in large quantities can produce seizures, muscle tremors, and irregular heartbeats.
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