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🐣🍫Keep CHOCOLATE away from your pets this Easter 🍫🐣

Michelle from Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre

Chocolate is toxic to dogs and care should be taken so they don’t accidentally ingest it.

The darker the chocolate and the larger the quantity eaten, the higher the risk of toxicity, especially with lower body weight dogs.

Mild signs of toxicity include vomiting and diarrhoea; while severe toxicity can have effects on the heart and result in tremors and seizures.

Chocolate should also be kept away from cats and small animals like rabbits and guinea pigs. If you are doing an Easter Egg Hunt, make sure all chocolate eggs are found, otherwise they will be sniffed out by your precious pets thinking they are a harmless treat!

❤️Later on in the week, vet Simon will discuss the dangers of chocolate for your pets in our next Vet Talk video.❤️

🩺Should your pet accidentally consume any amount of chocolate, please contact us straight away on 07 8492963 if we are closed contact Waikato After Hours on 07 8395656 for advice and treatment.🩺

The table below is a guideline only, please contact us if your pooch has eaten any amount of chocolate.

❤️Keep your fur kids safe this Easter❤️

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