A Dog-Safe Hot “Chocolate” for You to Enjoy Too

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pug drinking hot chocolate

A Dog-Safe Hot “Chocolate” for You to Enjoy Too

Everyone likes a cup of hot chocolate on a frigid winter’s day. However, chocolate contains theobromine, making it extremely toxic to dogs. Carob, on the other hand, is a cocoa alternative that is safe for pups to enjoy.

We’ve teamed up with Kevyn Matthews, The Dog Chef, to bring you this exclusive recipe for a dog-friendly hot chocolate. It’s so sweet and delicious, humans can enjoy it as well.


  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons carob powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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Combine milk and carob powder in a small saucepan over medium heat, whisking to remove any lumps.

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Then, stir in honey and vanilla extract. Continue heating to desired temperature.

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Humans: Sip while hot.

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Dogs: Let cool before you knock the bowl over and slurp it up.

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Nicole Pajer is a freelance writer who lives in Los Angeles with her husband, energetic Doberman, and rat terrier.



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