Remember To Watch Out For Chocolate This Easter

Chocolate contains two toxic compounds called caffeine and theobromine. Humans have a higher tolerance and rarely suffer form chocolate poisoning. The theobromine concentrations vary in different types of chocolates - it's easiest to remember that the darker the chocolate, the more dangerous it is.

Symptoms of chocolate poisoning in your dog are;

  • Increased heart rate 
  • Increased/inappropriate urination
  • Shaking
  • Seeming agitated
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Erratic Breathing
  • Seizures/Collapse (if left untreated)

For cats - chocolate is usually more toxic, but since they can detect the sweetness, they are very unlikely to consume it.