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 Easter, Dogs and Chocolate

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PostSubject: Easter, Dogs and Chocolate   Fri 06 Apr 2012, 9:28 am

I know regulars won't need reminding but it is worth putting this on for anyone who may be browsing:-

We all know that this weekend chocolate Easter eggs are a naughty lure to us humans but for any nosey pooch it could prove to be a fatal temptation.

Dogs ingesting even the smallest quantities of chocolate can suffer severe epileptic seizures and in the worst case scenarios even death; especially in smaller dogs like Chihuahuas - which ironically are more likely to be treated by their owners!

Chocolate contains both theobromine and caffeine, chemicals having a dangerous affect on our pets’ digestive system. While humans have the metabolism to cope with the chemicals, dogs do not. Symptoms of chocolate poisoning in your dog can include hyperactivity, agitation, breathlessness, vomiting, diarrhoea and increased urination.

ThePet.net co-founder and TV vet Marc Abraham comments "Pet-owners often forget the hazardous aspects of Easter. There are much higher levels of dangerous Theobromine in darker chocolate but all types of chocolate should be avoided at all times. As well as symptoms of poisoning, chocolate can also lead to other life-threatening conditions like pancreatitis, diabetes and obesity. Furthermore if you know your dog has eaten chocolate by mistake don't wait for the symptoms to develop. Contact your vet immediately where your dog can receive all the necessary treatment it needs".

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PostSubject: Re: Easter, Dogs and Chocolate   Fri 06 Apr 2012, 9:41 am

More for me!
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PostSubject: Re: Easter, Dogs and Chocolate   Fri 06 Apr 2012, 10:16 am

thankyou sandi for the reminder.

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PostSubject: Re: Easter, Dogs and Chocolate   Fri 06 Apr 2012, 11:24 am

Thanks for the reminder Sandi

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PostSubject: Re: Easter, Dogs and Chocolate   Fri 06 Apr 2012, 11:34 am

Years ago we used to give Cassie chocolate all the time. Loomis and Myers have never had a single piece.
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PostSubject: Re: Easter, Dogs and Chocolate   Fri 06 Apr 2012, 7:49 pm

Always worth a reminder honey as its so easy to leave choc on the side or table xx

Same here Zoe - many moons ago our doggie ate chocolate but now I would never feed my boys it xx
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