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So Your Dog Just Ate Chocolate, Now What?

My neighbors used to always have packages of OREOs in the house, which was awesome when I went over, but not great for their four-legged friend. There was a time that their pup accidentally ate some of those OREOs, and unfortunately didn’t make it.

We’ve all heard horror stories about doggies and chocolate, and while we hope it never happens to us, it’s good to know what to do if you do catch them getting into that Halloween chocolate, or any chocolate.

Dr. Angie Krause of Boulder Holistic Vet said that the first thing you should do is get your dog away from the damn chocolate.

“Seems obvious, but sometimes hard to do if you’re freaking out,” Krause said.

After that, you should estimate how much you think your dog ingested. That might be a little hard, though you can always call a local veterinarian to help you estimate how much was eaten.

However, for a quicker answer, there’s also a “chocolate calculator,” provided by the Veterinary Clinic, that lets you input your dog’s weight, the kind of chocolate that was eaten, and how much of it ingested. According to those three factors, it will let you know how much danger your pup is in.

Darker chocolate tends to be more dangerous because of its toxicity levels.

If your dog has negative effects from chocolate, common signs are vomiting, dehydration, abdominal pain, agitation, muscle tremors, irregular heart rhythm, elevated body temperature, seizures, and unfortunately, death.

Of course, if you see that your doggie just doesn’t seem right, don’t risk it, and just go straight to the vet for immediate medical attention.

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Here’s What Halloween Treats To Avoid Feeding Your Dog

 

As Halloween approaches, you’re probably heading to the stores, looking for candy that yourself and potential trick-or-treaters can enjoy. However, if you own a dog, you should also be careful of the candy you purchase and if Fido’s able to get a hold of it or not. Several candies can be potentially toxic to canines, and now is a prime time for those to be consumed. If you’re a dog owner, definitely be wary of the following Halloween treats getting near your pooch.

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Foodbeast sat down with Dr. Gary Richter, veterinary expert with pet-sitting business Rover.com, to go into detail about what types of candies to avoid letting your canine getting into.

For Dr. Richter, the three most crucial ingredients to keep dogs away from are raisins, chocolate, and xylitol.

Raisins and Grapes

Raisins and grapes can actually cause acute kidney failure in dogs, which can lead to serious health consequences. The cause of this toxicity is unknown, but regardless, it’s best to avoid those in your treats altogether this year.

All Chocolate

Additionally, Dr. Richter emphasized the importance of keeping chocolate away from dogs. Chocolate contains a compound called theobromine that dogs cannot handle. “The darker the chocolate, the more theobromine exists,” Dr. Richter said, but also emphasized that the amount of chocolate eaten and the size of your dog also matter a lot.

Xylitol

Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that can lead to low blood sugar, seizures, and even liver failure in dogs. It’s found across several gums, like Juicy Fruit and Orbit, and can be in several low-sugar candy brands as well, such as Dr. John’s hard candies.

Macadamia Nuts

Another ingredient to watch out for, according to Dr. Richter, is macadmia nuts. Canines are the only ones that are toxic to this nut, and it can cause everything from fever and vomiting to depression. Chocolate-covered macadamia nuts, which can be popular this time of year, should be kept well out of reach of dogs as a result.

Honestly, it’s best if your dog doesn’t consume any candy at all. Even those treats that aren’t health treats can still be problematic, Dr. Richter says. “Any ingestion of candy in quantities more than 10 grams is considered unsafe for dogs. To help with visualizing that amount, a Jolly Rancher hard candy is about 6 grams.”

Thus, no matter what dogs are toxic or not toxic too, the best thing you can do for your best friend this Halloween is to keep the candy as far away as possible. While your dog may not appreciate having food being hidden from them, it’ll be worth it, trust me.

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Animals

The Internet Was PISSED This Guy Fed His Dog A Taco Bell Burrito

In another story about a Bubba, a man posted a video a few years back that’s been getting some more attention recently. This guy gives his already seriously overweight dog a burrito from Taco Bell, and the dog shows it no mercy as he swallows it in one second. It’s like he dropped it straight into his stomach.

Bubba HAS to be more than 10 years old so shouldn’t we just let the dog eat Taco Bell burritos as he pleases? Maybe devouring a bean burrito at record speed was on Bubba’s bucket list, you just never know. Either way, people are not happy with him for giving his dog fast food especially since he’s already fat.

Apparently Bubba’s owner isn’t alone in this Taco Bell doggie diet. This Reddit user adds his experience and some truth too,

“Worked at TB in high school. Ordering for dogs was common. Had a trucker come through and always order a dozen chicken quesadillas for his 2 dogs I mean, TB quality is that of dog food soo” -fuck-the-cubs

Thats a lot of quesadillas. This user points out a shocking obesity epidemic occurring among pets:

“Obesity is also one of the largest rising problems in pets these days. This video is one reason.” -kezdog92

And these were the G-rated comments, people on the Internet condemned him for this.

How about we just don’t give pets fast food. It’s bad enough that we eat it, I’m sure it’s just as awful if not worse for them.

Photo Credit: YouTube

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Animals Cravings

This Guy Tried Dog Soup In Korea And Loved It

Eating dogs is still a thing, and will likely remain as long as there are hungry people in the 11 countries that still eat dog meat. As disgusting and appalling as it might sound to us, eating our canine companions is no more strange to billions of people than eating beef or chicken.

One user on Imgur known as chrisron posted a picture of his meal during his visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, aka North Korea. According to chrisron, his lunch consisted of mostly unrecognizable things, as is pretty common in a fairy tail country like North Korea.

But his main course was the dog soup, and according to him, he loved it! “I saw it on the menu and absolutely had to try it. It was fantastic, best thing I ate in the DPRK. I would describe dog as tasting like very tender lamb. Would eat again.”

Would you try it?

Dog soup

 

 

Photo Credit: 2 Cute Animal Pics, Imgur

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Fast Food Hit-Or-Miss

IKEA Is Serving An All-Black Hot Dog In Japan

We’ve seen quite a few fast food items with black buns over the past few years. That Burger King Halloween Whopper still haunts us to this day. Now, IKEA Japan is introducing a new dish that’s as dark.

They’re calling it the Ninja Dog, RocketNews reports.

Ninja Dogs🌭 #hotdog #ninja #ninjadog #ikea

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IKEA’s new menu item is as black as the night. Seems appropriate with “ninja” in the name. The dish features an all-black hot dog that’s wrapped in an all-black bun. The only actual color customers will see will be from the condiments they decide to throw on the dog.

Its color comes from edible bamboo charcoal.

You can find it at any IKEA location in Japan for about 300 yen ($2.95 US) until the end of the year.

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Hit-Or-Miss Video

Worst Shots Ever: This ‘Shoot The Dog’ Is DEFINITELY The Worst So Far

I recently attended my cousin’s 21st birthday, and this little asshole casserole was being fed froofy ass shots like a Buttery Nipple and a Redheaded Slut, and he was loving it. I stepped in to rock that little slut’s face off with some manly man shots, and that’s when I realized that the only two shitty shots I knew were the Gorilla Fart and the Four Horsemen. Right in that moment is when I decided to travel from bar to bar, trying to learn what exactly were…

The Worst Shots Ever

On our trek to discover the worst shots ever, Hayley and I made the horrible mistake of walking into Dogz Bar and Grill. While our bartender Jamie was nothing short of a sweetheart, the drink she made for us was whispering the devil’s prayer and peeling the paint off the walls. Ok, none of that actually happened, but it was damn close.

Although the shot itself doesn’t ring in a cavalcade of ingredients, the few it does have were enough to make Hayley jump out of her skin, bless her heart. I considered what it would be like to actually shoot a dog, and I came to the conclusion that the shot was an only slighter better option. Out of all the shots I’ve taken already, I urge you tough guys out there to head to Long Beach and try this one. You WILL regret it.

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Hit-Or-Miss

Controversial Experiment Forced Koreans To Try ‘Dog Meat’ And They Weren’t Happy

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In a pretty controversial social experiment, a group of five Korean people asked to participate in an experiment called “Try Foods from Around the World.” They were given different dishes and had to guess where they thought the dish came from.

Pretty innocent, right?

It was only after they tasted one particular dish that they were immediately told it was dog meat.

The group did not take the news well.

Soon after the groups reactions were caught on tape, they were relieved to discover it wasn’t dog meat. Rather, they had eaten lamb and were lied to.

Check out the pretty powerful video.

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Food Truck Driver Kills And Cooks The Family Dog, Blames The Devil

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I really, really hate some people.

A man named Patrick Zane Thompson, 42, the owner and operator of his family’s barbecue food truck, was recently arrested at his home state of Arizona for sacrificing his family’s dog. Yeah, let that shit sink in for a minute.

According to the CBS News, Thompson saw his daughter wearing a t-shirt that he believed was associated with the Devil. His reaction was the standard, “Give me your shirt so I can throw it in the smoker and burn it to ashes” that one would receive from their father, although Thompson took it a step father.

After destroying the shirt, Thompson ran back into the house and reportedly told his family that he now had to sacrifice a male in order to atone for his daughter’s mistake. Thompson named himself, his 6-year-old son and their family dog as the acceptable candidates, but apparently had no intentions of killing himself or his son.

The family, obviously struck by fear, ran out of the house as quickly as possible, including Thompson’s 21-year-old wife and their four minors. Unfortunately, the dog was not able to escape and was captured by Thompson.

The family begged Thompson not to hurt the dog, at which point he broke the poor animal’s neck then suffocated it before putting it into the smoker. The police found the dog’s body still in the smoker when they arrived on the scene, along with Thompson praying on the sidewalk out front. When asked why he did it by the police, he responded by saying, “The devil made me do it.”

Thompson was jailed for suspicion of animal cruelty, assault, threats against his family and evidence tampering. His bail was set at $20,000, although prosecutors are looking to set it at $100,000 or more since he admitted to considering using his son as the sacrifice.

 

 

Photo Credit: CBS News