Chapter 16: A Note on Back Yards, pg. 152
Considerations for the City Dog
"Cocoa mulch is used as organic mulch with a more pleasant scent to humans but the same chemicals in dark chocolate are found in some brands of cocoa mulch. Caffeine and theobromine are the chemicals that are responsible for toxicity. Though it’s possible for a dog to get sick, most dogs leave the mulch alone. However, I’d personally lean on the safe-side and not use cocoa mulch in areas where dogs have access. I’ve worked with dogs that have eaten rocks, chocolate, goose poop, their own poop, and other dogs’ poop. I wouldn’t ever bet against the temptation of a dog eating something he shouldn’t."
Posted by Considerations for the City Dog on Thursday, May 21, 2015