As dog owners, we must exercise extreme caution when leaving a cup of chocolate milk out.
If I give my dog chocolate milk, will he get sick?
The short answer is Yes. Chocolate is toxic to dogs in any form, including chocolate milk. This is due to the presence of methylxanthines, which are caffeine-like substances in chocolate milk. These substances are poisonous to dogs.
The treatment is determined by the amount of chocolate milk consumed by your dog. If he only had a small amount, the vet may induce vomiting with activated charcoal. This helps to keep the body from absorbing any more chocolate.
In cats, lactose in milk is indigestible, resulting in diarrhoea and vomiting. The sugar in the chocolate will also irritate their stomachs. Theobromine, which is found in chocolate, is toxic to cats. If your cat drinks chocolate milk or eats chocolate, seek medical help right away.
But what if you supposedly give your dog some chocolate milk? Chocolate milk contains methylxanthines, which are also found in caffeine, so you shouldn’t give it to your dog.