Warning to Pet Owners and Gardeners:
Avoid Cocoa Mulch.

You will probably want to avoid using Cocoa Mulch.

Going to the snopes website and doing a search on cocoa mulch returns information, last updated in 2009, about the dangers of this mulch which contains Theobromine.

http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/cocoamulch.asp

This is the ingredient in chocolate that can cause death, particularly in dogs.

Here is a link to information about this brand of mulch, showing the presence of Theobromine.

http://www.sunshine-garden-products.com/new/product.php?product_id=5

One suggestion in the article says that 98 out of 100 dogs won’t eat, but that of the 2 that do, one will suffer physical harm, including death. The odds are still too high.

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