Easter Toxins

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Chocolate- The cocoa solids in chocolate contain Theobromine which can be poisonous to dogs. All chocolate-white, milk and dark-can contain Theobromine. If your dog has eaten some chocolate please bring the wrapper with you so that the vet can determine how much cocoa solids may have been eaten.


Bones- Small and cooked bones especially from poultry can fragment into pieces with sharp edges when chewed by dogs. If swallowed these can then become stuck in the digestive tract and may require surgery to remove.


Gums and Sweeteners- Chewing gum, diet foods and sweeteners contain Xylitol which can be poisonous to your dog. Check the packet for E967 or xylitol if your dog has eaten something you think may contain an artificial sweetener.


Flowers, Plants & Bulbs – Many bulbs, garden and house plants can be poisonous to dogs, if your dog eats one it can be vital to bring part of the plant to the vet for identification, if you aren’t sure what it is called or don’t have a label.


Onions- All of the onion family, including shallots, leeks and chives whether they are cooked, dried or raw can be poisonous to dogs. Lots of savoury foods can contain onions- if in doubt check the packaging.


Raisins, Currants and Sultanas – Raisins, currants and sultanas can be poisonous to dogs so take care to keep buns and cakes away from your dog.