The danger of Easter eggs

Most people know that chocolate isn’t particularly good for dogs, but many are unaware of how bad it can really be.

Chocolate contains theobromine which is a chemical that occurs naturally in cocoa beans. Dogs can’t cope with theobromine as well as humans; even a tiny amount can cause sickness and diarrhoea.

Due to the fact that the chemical is from the cocoa bean, dark chocolate causes the biggest problem for dogs and can be particularly dangerous to small dogs and puppies.

It may be tempting to feed your furry friend some of your Easter eggs, but it’s probably better to save them a bit of your Easter roast than risk a trip down the vets, or worse.

For more information on the affects of chocolate on dogs, check out this great article from vet Marc Abraham.