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Posted 9/3/2015

Dogs and Chocolate

We've all heard it: "dogs are allergic to chocolate." Actually, that's not such a bad way to think of it, and keeping your dog away from any and all chocolate is a must. But it is a good idea to understand the problem dogs have with chocolate, so you can be prepared in case there is a problem.

It's actually not an "allergy." As you know, chocolate contains caffeine. But it also contains a related compound called theobromine, and this is what dogs are very sensitive to. Symptoms of theobromine poisoning include obvious stomach pain, restlessness, drooling, and vomiting... and the vomit may in fact smell like chocolate, which is a definite giveaway. If enough theobromine has been consumed, then more severe symptoms will follow, such as rapid breathing, increased heart rate, trembling, and cyanotic (bluish) gums. Convulsions and death may follow. It's serious, and if your dog manages to get his paws on some chocolate, get on the phone with the vet or poison control center immediately. -Read the whole article
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Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd At a Glance
Recognized By AKC, CanKC, UKC, CKC, KCUK, FCI
Country of Origin United States
Life Expectancy 13 - 15 yrs
Height Range 20 - 23 in (M); 18 - 21 in (F)
Weight Range 50 - 65 lbs (M); 40 - 55 lbs (F)
Colors Red, Red Merle, Blue Merle, Black; with or without white markings, with or without tan/copper points
Trainability Excellent. Natural for obedience.
With Children Very good
With Animals Good
Climate Tolerates cold well
Indoor/Outdoor Enjoys indoor compaionship but needs lots of outdoor room
Exercise Reqd High. Needs plenty of outdoor exercise and interaction
Grooming Reqd Moderate, due to dense coat
Australian Shepherd Information
The founding registry for the breed is the Australian Shepherd Club of America. This organization is responsible for the development of the breed and breed standard, and they maintain their own registry and shows. The ASCA maintains a stringent code of ethics among members, so many respected, reputable breeders will dual-register with both ASCA and AKC.
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