Chocolate Toxicity

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February is the perpetual month of chocolate. Though we like to share everything with our pets, this is one treat to keep to yourself. 

Chocolate contains a substance known as Methylxanthines- specifically Caffeine and Theobromine. Our bodies have no issues breaking these substances down, but our pets cannot. Primarily seen in dogs because they meet a snack they didn't like, but cats can be just as curious. The darker and bitter chocolates (like baking chocolate) contain higher amounts of these dangerous substances, but any large amount of any type of chocolate can potentially be a problem.

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If your four legged friend steals your Valentine treats, the best thing to do is call us immediately with the type and amount of chocolate they have eaten and our doctors will advise the next step.

If you have any other questions or concerns call our clinic at (972)396-8387.

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Allen Veterinary Centre

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed