Do Dogs get Worms from Chocolate?
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith

Q. Can dogs get worms from chocolate?
 
A. Chocolate could not give dogs worms unless the chocolate contained worm eggs or larvae   and it better not! Animals can only get worms from becoming infected with the immature forms of the worms. This myth about dogs getting worms from chocolate may have resulted from the fact that dogs who eat chocolate may vomit or have diarrhea, and the roundworms (already present in the dog) may be seen in the vomit or stool.
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