“Please don’t feed me chocolate this Easter. It’s not good for me.”
“Please don’t feed me chocolate this Easter. It’s not good for me.” Jessica Bahr

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.

“If not chocolate, feel free to give me an extra meat treat for Easter.”
“If not chocolate, feel free to give me an extra meat treat for Easter.” Happy Paws

“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:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased heart rate
  • Pacing / restlessness
  • Rapid breathing
  • Seizures


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