CHOCOLATE CAN BE DEADLY…..
With Easter just around the corner we can’t stress enough to be careful with Easter treats around the house, please have a chat with your children or other family members not to leave there goodies lying around the house if you have pets.
Chocolate is toxic to dogs and depending on the type and amount of chocolate consumed and the weight of your dog, it could cause a serious medical emergency. If you know your dog has eaten chocolate, it’s important to monitor him for signs of toxicity (see below), and it’s recommended that you contact your veterinarian
What are the Signs of Chocolate Poisoning?
Signs of chocolate poisoning usually appear within 6 to 12 hours after your dog has eaten it, may last up to 72 hours, and include the following:
Elevated or abnormal heart rate
please call us on 5370111 if you think your dog has eaten chocolate,
If we we are not open please go to the emergency vet!
Manukau After Hours Vet Clinic
15 Jack Conway Ave, Manukau
(09) 277 8383