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With Halloween approaching we aren't the only ones that like chocolate and candy. Our pets like chocolate and candy too! Chocolate toxicity is most common around holidays when chocolate can be found at every turn. Unfortunately, dogs do not show any restraint with how much they consume. Chocolate is also toxic to cats, but they often do not eat enough of this delicacy to cause toxicity.
Chocolate contains a group of chemicals known as methylxanthines; most specifically, theobromine and caffeine. Dogs and cats cannot tolerate the higher levels of these compounds like people can. Different types of chocolate have varying amounts of these toxic compounds:
*Semi-Sweet (Bittersweet) Chocolate
*Cocoa Bean Mulch
White chocolate contains insignificant amounts of the toxic compounds, and is therefore rarely toxic.
Symptoms of chocolate toxicity depend on:
1. What type of chocolate was eaten?
2. How much chocolate was eaten?
Mild toxicity: vomiting, diarrhea
Moderate toxicity: vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity and a racing heart rate
Severe toxicity: seizures and death
To keep your pet healthy and out of the emergency room, keep all candy, candy wrappers and chocolate containing items in a tightly sealed container far out of reach from your pet.
Chocolate ingestion is considered an emergency. If you think that your pet has eaten chocolate, call the veterinary clinic immediately for recommendations. Time is of the essence.
Have a safe and Happy Halloween!
It's important to keep abreast of any and all health scares that could affect your pet's health.
When things go horribly awry with your pet's health, time is of the essence.
We have our own in-house pharmacy so your prescriptions are filled while you wait.
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Saturday 8 am- 12 pm
29810 FM 1093, Suite G
Fulshear, Texas 77441
Preventive medicine is the best defense against health issues down the road.