** CAUTION **
Please tell every dog or cat owner you know. Even if you don’t have a pet, please pass this to those who do.
Over the weekend, the doting owner of two young lab mixes purchased Cocoa Mulch from Target to use in their garden. The dogs loved the way it smelled and it was advertised to keep cats away from their garden. Their dog (Calypso) decided the mulch smelled good enough to eat and devoured a large helping. She vomited a few times which was typical when she eats something new but wasn’t acting lethargic in any way. The next day, Mom woke up and took Calypso out for her morning walk. Halfway through the walk, she had a seizure and died instantly.
Although the mulch had NO warnings printed on the label, upon further investigation on the company’s web site,
This product is HIGHLY toxic to dogs and cats.
Cocoa Mulch is manufactured by Hershey’s, and they claim that “It is true that studies have shown that 50% of the dogs that eat Cocoa Mulch can suffer physical harm to a variety of degrees (depending on each individual dog). However, 98% of all dogs won’t eat it.”
*Snopes site gives the following information:http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/cocoamulch.asp
Cocoa Mulch, which is sold by Home Depot, Foreman’s Garden Supply and other garden supply stores contains a lethal ingredient called ‘Theobromine’. It is lethal to dogs and cats. It smells like chocolate and it really attracts dogs. They will ingest this stuff and die. Several deaths already occurred in the last 2-3 weeks.
Theobromine is in all chocolate, especially dark or baker’s chocolate which is toxic to dogs. Cocoa bean shells contain potentially toxic quantities of theobromine, a xanthine compound similar in effects to caffeine and theophylline. A dog that ingested a lethal quantity of garden mulch made from cacao bean shells developed severe convulsions and died 17 hours later. Analysis of the stomach contents and the ingested cacao bean shells revealed the presence of lethal amounts of theobromine.
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DOG SURVIVES OKLAHOMA TORNADO; OKLAHOMA ANIMAL WELFARE ACCEPTING DISPLACED ANIMALS
The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office issued this picture of a dog that was discovered in the rubble after today’s tornado in Oklahoma. Let’s hope the dog’s owners are safe too.
Oklahoma City Animal Welfare is accepting dogs and other pets that have been displaced by the disaster. They are also distributing free dog food for those in need (they will be coordinating with the Moore Animal Welfare & Adoption Center). Their contact info is as follows:2811 Southeast 29th StreetOklahoma City, OK 73129(405) 297-3100If you would like to help, you can drop off food and other supplies directly at the above address, or send in a donation to help the displaced animals here via the Animal Welfare Donation Station website.In addition,the Animal Medical Center of Midwest City is providing emergency medical services for injured pets - call them at (405) 732-0043 if needed.Please share this information!
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