No! Cocoa or cocoa powder is toxic to your dog. Cocoa speeds up your dog’s heart rate because it contains theobromine and caffeine. This puts your dog at risk for a heart attack, seizures, and even death depending on the amount your dog has consumed. If your dog has eaten cocoa, call your vet immediately.
If your dog has eaten cocoa or cocoa powder, watch for these symptoms:
- Fast or irregular heart rate
- Seizures or tremors
- Increased urination
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The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.