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lesliek
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« on: November 20, 2008, 07:26:23 PM »

Just a heads up,I've found 2 sites that say the same chemical in chocolate that bothers dogs is in carob. I was using an organic 1 to satisfy Troopers  chocolate cravings,but have stopped since I can't find anything to contradict this.
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2008, 07:53:44 PM »

lesliek please post those two sites. I would be most interested in reading what you have found. I do give my dog cookies that have carob so if it is a danger would appreciate the links to read this. Thx.
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2008, 07:16:25 AM »

I want more info too.  I just bought Hannah some "chocolate" chip cookies made with carob.  They actually looked yummy & had good ingredients too.  If something in them isn't good for her, I'll bring them back & get another flavor.

I swear, it's getting more & more to where either you make it yourself or you can't trust what's in it.  Damn! Angry

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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2008, 02:39:53 PM »

Everything I'm reading says the amounts of caffeine/theobromine in carob is too small to harm a dog unless they ate a huge amount.  One scientific study that tested a number of chocolate & carob products:

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119524462/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0

This blog has a few links, and it sounds like they add theobromine sometimes (??)

http://www.clubchi.com/showthread.php?t=929
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2008, 03:02:00 PM »

Doesn't Three Dog Bakery use carob in all their chocolate items?  Daisy says "phooey" to carob.
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2008, 03:12:52 PM »

Thanks for info, petslave.  I didn't want to take cookies back but I would if I had to.

The "chocolate" chip cookies I got for Hannah I do believe are from Three Dog.  I haven't opened them yet but I can guess that Hannah will love them.  I haven't found anything yet that she doesn't like.  Take that back:  she spits out lettuce.  But that's the only thing.

When I have to give her Pepto Bismol, I use one of those plungers......vet said to hold her head up so she won't spit it out.  Spit it out?  She slops it around in her mouth & savors it.......a dog who likes Pepto?  True story. Grin
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2008, 03:23:34 PM »

I doubt Miss Hannah would have any problems with carob - one site said 4 lbs of carob for an 8 lb dog was the danger point!

Sometimes I think it's great to have dogs that scarf down anything.  Until I catch them wolfing down unidentifiable piles of who knows what along the trails where I walk them.  Dogs.....
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2008, 03:40:56 PM »

Daisy likes chocolate.  I have to really careful about living it with tongue or paw reach.  Carob just doesn't pass muster with her. 
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2008, 10:06:04 PM »

Sorry to be so late coming back,I haven't been home. The 1st place I saw it gave no details,was one of the articles in Susan Thixtons email letters about a week ago. I didn't bookmark it as no details were given. I'll look for the other one tomorrow,I think I saved it. I just stopped using it as I hadn't had time to research it.The info petslave found looks reassuring though. As you know Trooper loves chocolate,& accepted the carob well instead.  I hated to stop giving him the occasional "choco" treat.
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2008, 11:46:06 PM »

leslie thx for checking on those links with all your taking care of right now. Did read lil info on petslaves link and my dog loves the carob so will continue with the cookies as it is only 1 or 2 a day so that amount wouldn't do anything.
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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2008, 05:12:11 PM »

If anything you can eat the Three Dog cookies yourself - they are not bad :-) Just feed any treat in moderation.....if carob was deadly to dogs I think we would have already heard of dogs kicking the bucket on these treats or other bakery goods for dogs.

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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2008, 07:04:07 AM »

I opened those "chocolate chip" cookies for Miss Hannah & she's been gobbling them down.......they're small & she gets maybe one a day.  I also have other healthy treats for her.

I gave a few to a neighbor for her dog.......she was cracking up because they look just like a regular chocolate chip cookie.  I told her to mark the bag so her family won't be dipping in there for a cookie!

Anyway, I'm sure they are just fine to feed any dog.  Ingredients are pretty decent.
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