6 symptoms to check if your pet has eaten chocolate this Easter
IT’S a safe bet chocolate is going to be in great supply around our homes over the next week or so.
That is certainly a lovely prospect for many of us ‘choco-holics’ but not so much for our pets.
“It’s good to remember to keep the chocolate out of reach and perhaps prepare a ‘pet friendly’ treat jar so guests can treat your pet safely,” Pet Insurance Australia spokesperson Nadia Crighton said.
“Also do a quick check of the yard after the Easter bunny has been to check there are no left over eggs lurking in special places.”
Chocolate is not good for pets and if you suspect your dog has eaten some Esater eggs it’s important to act quickly.
Calling your local emergency veterinarian immediately and keeping a close eye on your pet is vital.
Symptoms of chocolate poisoning to look for include:
- Increased heart rate
- Pacing / restlessness
- Rapid breathing