Easter warning – Chocolate is poisonous to both cats and dogs
Friday 1 April 2022
Why is chocolate poisonous?Chocolate contains substances called methylxanthines (theobromine and caffeine), which are extremely toxic to our pets. Their bodies can’t deal with them the same as ours can which is why you should never give your pet access to chocolate.
Chocolate poisoning rockets over the easter and christmas periods, when as a nation we have more chocolate around the house. Always be vigilant and make sure chocolate is out of the reach of prying paws and that all little Easter eggs such as these are picked up around your garden after the Easter egg hunt.
Is all chocolate bad?The higher the cocoa content, the more toxic the chocolate.
Therefore darker chocolate and better quality chocolate are most toxic.
Did you know that some good quality milk chocolate can be up to 65% cocoa? That’s higher than some dark chocolate!
You should never take the risk if your pet has eaten chocolate, get them seen by a vet straight away (never wait or it could be too late).