Easter eggs are poison for pets

Fun for kids: But not for pets. Easter treats are best left to humans say the experts. Picture:Craig Sillitoe THEY may be one of the family but sharing a chocolate egg with your pet is a bad idea, said vet Hamish Bathgate.
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Dr Bathgate, of Blakehurst Vet Hospital, said chocolate contained a chemical compound called theobromine which is harmless for humans but toxic to pets.

He said eating chocolate could cause cats and dogs to suffer from increased heart rate, muscle tremors, high blood pressure, vomiting and diarrhoea and even cardiac arrest.

“Most severe cases of chocolate poisoning are in dogs because of their curiosity about food,” Dr Bathgate said.

“It’s equally toxic for cats, but they are fussier eaters and less likely to be tempted.”

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