Chocolate contains theobromine, a stimulant present in the cocoa peel with effects similar to caffeine, which can cause vomiting, increased heart rate, agitation and convulsions in dogs. Although this food has long been a common cause of intoxication in dogs, the team of scientists wanted to check if the exposure to chocolate followed some kind of seasonal pattern. The results of the research also showed that exposure to chocolate was less common in older dogs (4 to 8 years or older)

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