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Interleaved human/dog biscuits

Make sharing guilt-free
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Humans like chocolate biscuits.

Dogs also like chocolate biscuits ... but human chocolate, loaded with theobromine and caffene, is extremely dangerous.

But now, an innovative product from BorgCo Labs solves the problem. Every fourth biscuit in the packet is a specially formulated dog biscuit that resembles the regular biscuits but is clearly distinguishable (but still OK for humans, just not as palatable).

Now you can share the pack with your canine companion(s) with no fear of poisoning them.

8th of 7, Jan 16 2015


       It looks like the LD50 for dogs is about 300mg/kg. there's about 2mg/gram of theobromine in dairy milk. so you need 150g/kg of dog. The last dog I had was a German Shepherd, about 35 kg. So I'd need 5.3kg of Dairy Milk. For a minute there I was feeling guilty about getting said dog to stand on his hind legs for inordinate amounts of time for 1/8th of a McVitties.
bs0u0155, Jan 16 2015

       Remember that LD50 is the median fatal dose, so half of dogs will die at less than that, and much less will still make them sick.
MechE, Jan 16 2015

       Why not as palatable? Make all the biscuits both safe and yummy for humans and dogs.
pocmloc, Jan 16 2015

       No, because human nature being what it is, some humans would scoff all the biscuits and the dog(s) wouldn't get any.   

       Dairy milk's a bad case to choose. Dark chocolate has considerably higher levels, and dark cooking chocolate is the worst of all.   

       Watch out for our next new line, paracetamol-laden kitty treats, sweetened with diethylene glycol.   

       [bs], how long, to the nearest nanosecond, do you estimate it would take for a 35kg German Shepherd to consume 5kg of milk chocolate ?
8th of 7, Jan 16 2015

       I was dimly aware that cats are very susceptible to poisoning by various members of the lily family. Apparently the symptoms are: vomiting, lethargy and loss of appetite. That's ALL CATS DO.
bs0u0155, Jan 16 2015

       except the loss of appetite bit.
FlyingToaster, Jan 16 2015

       Cats are also vulnerable to the effects of ferrous alloys, especially in the form of steamrollers.
8th of 7, Jan 16 2015

       Not as Suchard, but many do suffer from lactose Intobleronce …
8th of 7, Jan 17 2015

       What is this 'guilt' you speak of? Do I hang around the dish whining when the dog food gets laid out? I have stopped doing the "look, look opposable thumb, see - opposable thumb" chanting to bait dogs with.
not_morrison_rm, Jan 18 2015


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