New Zealand Dog News

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March 20, 2008

Rover and out if you give chocolate eggs to dogs

Easter might mean chocolate to many but vets are warning people not to give their pets the treat. Emergency visits to vets spike over the Easter long weekend.

The chemical found in chocolate, theobromine, triggers the release of the euphoric hormone, seratonin, in humans but in dogs it can lead to intoxication and poisoning.

"Because of their indiscriminate eating habits, Easter is one of the times we see a lot of dogs with chocolate intoxication," says emergency vet Dr Sarah Haldane, from the University of Melbourne's vet clinic. MORE>>

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