WOW OH WOW, can you believe it’s already Easter??? How fast is this year flying by, it’s crazy?
So here we are at Easter surrounded by all that chocolate!! While you’re sitting down about to put a piece of Easter egg in your mouth you have a fur baby (or more) staring at every move you make, really giving you that puppy dog look, you know the look, it’s hard to say no to that look!!! If they’re anything like Billy they’ll also suddenly turn on the drool and start dripping it all over your foot!!!!
As tempting as it may be to give them a piece of your Easter egg chocolate DO NOT and I repeat DO NOT and tell everyone in the house not to give them our chocolate!!!!
Because basically it’s toxic for them and can ultimately poison them!!! You see chocolate contains cocoa and cocoa has the compound THEROBROMINE in it and this is what is toxic it to your dog. As humans we can easily handle theobromine, but dogs process it much slower than what we do, allowing it to build up to toxic levels in their system, read here for more info.
The overall effect of chocolate ingestion will obviously depend on the size of your dog and the amount of chocolate they eat (still better to be safe and not give them any at all).
Increased Drinking & Urination
Increased Heart Rate
If you’re unsure of what to do if your dog does happen to eat chocolate call your local vet or a 24 hour vet just to be sure.
Now the best thing to do before you delve into your own chocolate and face ‘the look’ from your fur baby, is to go to your local pet store or go on line and buy them some DOG FRIENDLY CHOCOLATE. In the pic, to the left, this is the chocolate Billy is delving into (pic above) and it is from our local Pet Barn store and they are chocolate treats made especially for dogs, they come in all sized packs and different flavours. You could also look up recipes and make your own Dog Friendly Chocolate Easter eggs, each to their own but make sure it’s DOG FRIENDLY CHOCOLATE before feeding it to them.
This way everyone gets to enjoy their chocolate at Easter and you can eat your own chocolate guilt free and your fur baby gets to eat theirs safely.
From our house to your house we would like to wish you a Happy and Safe Easter and we’d love to hear your stories on what treats your fur baby/s receive at Easter. Does your fur kid nail ‘the look’?
J & B