Dogs eating choclate biscuits
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One year for Christmas I sent a large package of gifts for my sister and her family.  Included was a one pound box of very nice chocolates.  I called my sister on Christmas day and we talked for over an hour.  She sent me an email later that evening saying that while we were on the phone her two dogs unwrapped the chocolates and ate all of them!  The dogs were fine.

Cappy, I think it is just one of those things where you never know so it is best to play it safe and some people have no common sense.  Mattie loves cashews so I went online to see if it was o.k. for me to give them to her and everything I read had dire warnings not to feed any type of nuts to dogs and I think this comes from people thinking that if a dog likes something it must be good for the dog.  We only give Mattie 3-4 cashews at a time and only a few times a year so I decided not to worry.
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#12
This might help some in determining how much chocolate is harmful. 

http://www.petmd.com/dog/chocolate-toxicity

Not all dogs are created equal and although some might only get "sick" from eating chocolate it could be fatal to others. It is probably better to error on the side of caution.
Linda

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#13
Sorry,   Blush   I guess my post suggests that because my sister's dogs were fine that it is OK to give a dog chocolate which was not my intent.   At my house I have to put the Christmas stockings in a cupboard after Santa fills them.  I used to just put the stockings up high where the dogs couldn't reach them but I ended up with a cat that likes to get into the stockings and knock the contents onto the floor.
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#14
T&MM, I only posted the link so people could see how little it "could" take certain dogs to get sick. I wasn't pointing to any certain post at all. 

I don't think anything given is small amounts is going to hurt a dog. Chocolate, grapes, onions, etc. It's good to be aware that there is the potential that your dog could get sick from eating some things though.
Linda

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#15
LOL TMM - that cat had a pact with the dogs I'm sure! I wonder what said cat got in return for sharing the Christmas goodies...
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He is a very silly cat.  He gets into everything and I wouldn't put it past him to have a pact with the dogs.  Around 4am I woke up to a crinkling sound and went to the kitchen to investigate.  The cat was chewing a hole in a large bag of potato chips so I moved the bag to the cupboard. Never a dull moment with this kitty!   Big Grin

only-borders, I didn't take your post as an admonition. I realized that many people read these posts and I didn't want anyone to think that I was saying "Feed your dog everything".
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