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Is white chocolate bad for dogs



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Is white chocolate bad for dogs?

I have a friend whose 3 year old poodle, Koda, loves white chocolate. He is afraid of the darker chocolates, but loves the white chocolate. It's my understanding that white chocolate is milk chocolate and darker chocolates are dark chocolate. Is it safe to feed him white chocolate and is there a reason he doesn't like the darker chocolates?

I'm also curious if it is safe for me to give it to him? My husband and I have a dog (German shepherd) who has a severe allergic reaction to any kind of chocolate. I don't want her to have to suffer just because she loves to eat chocolate.

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Just a little clarification. White chocolate is made by adding milk powder, sugar, water and emulsifier (generally glycerine) to milk chocolate. The cocoa content is not really a concern, but the sugar content is usually at least 70%, so I'm guessing your dog's taste buds are very sensitive.

I would caution against giving any dog white chocolate. It's usually not made from good quality cocoa that is low in sugar and the emulsifiers may not be as effective as in a dark chocolate. If you can get him to eat some dark chocolate with a little almond butter, that should be ok, but otherwise I wouldn't suggest it.

My dog also has an allergic reaction to chocolate, so I'm not trying to be a smart ass.

Just a little clarification. White chocolate is made by adding milk powder, sugar, water and emulsifier (generally glycerine) to milk chocolate. The cocoa content is not really a concern, but the sugar content is usually at least 70%, so I'm guessing your dog's taste buds are very sensitive.

I would caution against giving any dog white chocolate. It's usually not made from good quality cocoa that is low in sugar and the emulsifiers may not be as effective as in a dark chocolate. If you can get him to eat some dark chocolate with a little almond butter, that should be ok, but otherwise I wouldn't suggest it.

My dog also has an allergic reaction to chocolate, so I'm not trying to be a smart ass.

I think he was just referring to dark chocolate. He was talking about the white chocolate with almonds that I used to make for him and the other dog.

I also was thinking that his allergic reaction to dark chocolate would be why he doesn't like the other kinds of chocolates. So I guess that's why I was confused about the difference.

I'm just curious why he reacts to all the chocolate, but especially the dark chocolates. I really can't imagine any reason why he would be allergic to dark chocolate, but I guess that's the way dogs are.

I also was thinking that his allergic reaction to dark chocolate would be why he doesn't like the other kinds of chocolates. So I guess that's why I was confused about the difference.

I'm just curious why he reacts to all the chocolate, but especially the dark chocolates. I really can't imagine any reason why he would be allergic to dark chocolate, but I guess that's the way dogs are.

There's probably a lot of factors at play. In some dogs, chocolate could be an allergen, but in others it can be a treat. It may be a reaction to the sugar content of the chocolate, or the oil content. It may be that the dark chocolate contains theobromine, which is known to cause anxiety. It may be the protein content. It may be a combination of the different factors. It's a little hard to say. It's very hard to know what's going on in an individual's dog.

I'd have to say that most dogs who have a problem with dark chocolate are also allergic to milk chocolate. My dog who has a problem with dark chocolate is also allergic to all milk products, so I doubt that it's the protein or the oil.

I know you're probably a little skeptical, but I'd say do your research. I'm just trying to make sure you're not setting your dog up for a problem.

There's probably a lot of factors at play. In some dogs, chocolate could be an allergen, but in others it can be a treat. It may be a reaction to the sugar content of the chocolate, or the oil content. It may be that the dark chocolate contains theobromine, which is known to cause anxiety. It may be the protein content. It may be a combination of the different factors. It's a little hard to say. It's very hard to know what's going on in an individual's dog.

I'd have to say that most dogs who have a problem with dark chocolate are also allergic to milk chocolate. My dog who has a problem with dark chocolate is also allergic to all milk products, so I doubt that it's the protein or the oil.

I know you're probably a little skeptical, but I'd say do your research. I'm just trying to make sure you're not setting your dog up for a problem.

I'm not a vet or anything, but I don't know how that would be possible. White chocolate, even milk chocolate, has milk powder added to it, which should be ok. Milk is the one dairy product that shouldn't cause problems.

We've had several dogs with severe reactions to any milk or dairy products. But they are always super sensitive and their problems can be really minor. I don't see how chocolate would be any different.

In my experience, many dogs react badly to milk chocolate due to the protein in milk, while others are only mildly allergic and not as reactive.

I'm not a vet or anything, but I don't know how that would be possible. White chocolate, even milk chocolate, has milk powder added to it, which should be ok. Milk is the one dairy product that shouldn't cause problems.

We've had several dogs with severe reactions to any milk or dairy products. But they are always super sensitive and


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