Easter time means chocolate.
It will soon be Easter weekend, in April this year, which means the start of warmer weather and longer adventures with our humans.
It also means chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate.
Apart from not being healthy for your humans, the chocolate humans eat is very bad for us. That bad that is will make us very sick.
So is it really that bad for us? Chocolate is not good for humans and they still eat it.
It is all down to our metabolism and our body’s ability to process and break down food.
Chocolate contains theobromine (it used to be called xantheose ), which we cannot process quickly.
As we cannot process it quickly it rapidly builds up toxic levels in our bodies.
If the toxic levels get too much due to large amounts, theobromine can produce muscle tremors, seizures, an irregular heartbeat, internal bleeding or a heart attack.
If you have eaten or your humans suspect you have eaten chocolate, it is very important they contact the vet with as much information as possible.
There are loads of dog and pet friendly chocolate available.
Although it is not really chocolate as it is made from the pods of the carob tree.
Which does taste very similar to chocolate when manufactured.
Always check the labels and ingredients of any food or treats you eat.
Stay safe Pals!