Chocolate Poisoning – Prevention is better than cure!
Happy Easter advice at home from Macahl animal health. Remember chocolate is toxic to pets, it contains Theobromine and Caffeine. If you think your dog has eaten chocolate. Think Fast, Call your Vet, Save your Pet. For more advice, Vetsnow have created a helpful chocolate toxicity calculator
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Oralade Pet Chocolate Poisoning Awareness Infographic
Why is chocolate toxic to your dog or cat?
Chocolate contains substances Theobromine and Caffeine which are extremely toxic to our pets. Chocolate poisoning peaks over Easter and Christmas when families have lots more chocolate in their house.
What are the signs of chocolate poisoning in pets?
- Vomiting or diarrhoea
- Rapid breathing
- Restlessness or hyperactivity
- Tremors or incoordination
- Increased heart rate
What to do if you suspect your pet has chocolate poisoning
- Monitor your pet closely for up to 24 hours after ingestion
- Watch our for any signs (listed above)
- If symptoms show contact your vet immediately with this information:
- Type of chocolate
- Quantity eaten in grams
- Weight / size of your pet
- Keep wrapper (evidence)
Think Fast – Call Your Vet – Save Your Pet
Include Oralade in your Pet First Aid Kit!