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10 June 2001 Issue
SPCA Warning

To all dog guardians:

Cocoa mulch, which is sold by Home Depot, Foremans 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.

Just a word of caution -- check what you are using in your gardens and beware of what your gardeners are using in your gardens.

Theobromine is an ingredient in all chocolate -- especially dangerous is dark or baker's chocolate -- which is the most toxic to dogs.

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