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Happy Easter -No Chocolate for Kitty

Sunday, April 20, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

CAT AND RABBITEASTERBUNNYHappy Easter. It’s a time that the sale of chocolate goes through the roof. While chocolate is good for us in moderation, it is deadly to your cat! What are some of the reasons that chocolate can be deadly to both dogs and cats. First of all, chocolate contains caffeine, which is poisonous to pets and can result in serious health problems, including death.

Secondly, a compound in chocolate known as theobromine is also dangerous to cats. It’s known to stimulate the nervous system  and the cardiovascular system and this increases blood pressure.  This can result in serious health problems including death.  Chocolate also acts as a diuretic, which can lead to dehydration. It should be noted that baking chocolate is more toxic than milk chocolate.

Some cats and dogs can tolerate more chocolate than others but don’t let them digest any chocolate. Don’t leave chocolate around the house. Keep it in the refrigerator or in closed drawers that’s out of reach to your pets.

Be on the safe side and have a Happy Easter!

Remember, your pets count!

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