Mar 8, 2024

Chocolate Toxicity

Chocolate and your Pet: An Easter Warning

Chocolate Easter Eggs

Chocolate contains substances toxic to dogs and cats

Easter is all about chocolate, but did you know it’s not safe for our furry friends? Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, substances toxic to animals like dogs and cats. Dark chocolate and cocoa powders, being richer in these compounds, are particularly hazardous. Remember, the darker the chocolate, the more danger it packs. Symptoms of chocolate poisoning vary from vomiting and diarrhoea to more severe signs like seizures and heart arrhythmias. The severity depends on the chocolate type and the amount ingested.

To protect your pets this Easter:

· Store chocolate safely away from pets

· Inform everyone in the household including your children of the risks

· Offer pet-safe treats instead of chocolate

If you suspect your pet has ingested chocolate, immediate veterinary attention is crucial. Keeping Easter chocolates out of pets’ reach ensures a safe holiday for all family members.


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