Local veterinarian explains what treats are toxic to your pets, shares tips ahead of Halloween

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) —Everyone knows chocolate is toxic for dogs but do you know which chocolate is the most dangerous?

In today’s Pet Vet segment, we are getting answers on pet-safe foods and treats from local veterinarian Dr. Jamie Augenstein of Oasis Animal Hospital in Henderson.

Earlier this month she tackled xylitol, which is found in sugar-free gum. We learned it can be deadly to your dog.

Today she covers chocolate, other foods, and even medication.

“Everyone knows chocolate is toxic, but it’s in different gradations. The least toxic is white chocolate, then milk chocolate is a tenfold increase from there, next is dark chocolate, then baker’s chocolate, and cocoa. Those are your most dangerous, it’s not a simple one, two, three, four times, it’s tenfold….one-hundred fold, one thousandfold increase in toxicity,” Dr. Augenstein said.