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GREATER BUFFALO
VETERINARY EMERGENCY CLINIC
4821 Genesee Street
Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Signs Your Pet Has Chocolate Poisoning

Signs Your Pet Has Chocolate Poisoning

With Mother’s Day coming up, your house may be littered with chocolate treats, which can not only tempt your buddy’s taste buds, but can also be a huge hazard for your pet. A piece of chocolate might “accidentally” fall off the table, right into your pet’s mouth, or your dog or cat may get into your Mother’s Day treats before your kids do.

If you see any signs that your pet has eaten any chocolate, call us immediately so we can help. Being the only after hours emergency veterinarian in Buffalo NY 100% dedicated to emergency care, we are prepared to take on any situation when your regular veterinarian is unavailable.

Most people understand that chocolate is toxic to dogs. Because chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine, it can cause serious damage. It’s important to keep your dog away from any chocolate. What many people don’t know that chocolate is also toxic to cats. Caffeine and theobromine can lead to serious medical complications for cats too. Even though they may be a little pickier than a pooch, cats can get into sweets too.

It’s important to know what symptoms your pet may experience if it has chocolate poisoning, so you can recognize, and react.

Signs that Your Pet has Chocolate Poisoning:

  • diarrhea
  • extra thirsty
  • too much energy
  • seizures
  • shaking
  • vomiting
  • increased heart rate
  • weakness
  • rapid breathing
  • fainting
  • wobbly movement
  • drunken behavior
  • muscle spasms
  • low blood pressure
  • increased body temperatures

If your dog or cat is experiencing any of the following symptoms, the first step is contacting an emergency veterinarian. Call our fully equipped team at Veterinary Emergency Clinic during nights and weekends if or when your regular veterinarian isn’t available.

PetMd: For More Information on Chocolate Poisoning

We here at Veterinary Emergency Clinic want to ensure the safety of your furry family members. But if an accident does occur, we want you to know that we are always available to help during hours your traditional veterinarian isn’t. So if it’s the middle of the night and your pet needs attention, we pride ourselves in being the most prepared Emergency Veterinarian in Buffalo, New York.

If your dog or cat has any of the following symptoms related to chocolate ingestion, please call us at 716-780-4533.

 

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GREATER BUFFALO
VETERINARY EMERGENCY CLINIC

4821 Genesee Street
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
(716) 780-4533
(716) 839-3256

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