Is Chocolate bad for my Dog?

Please do not feed your dog chocolate.

Give your pup the box to play with, not the chocolate egg inside.

Theobromine and caffeine

Are highly poisonious to your dog. Depending on the Chocolate type ie, white, milk, dark, and how much your dog has eaten per gram to kg of dog weight, please see calculator for a rough guild, please seek vetenary advise for reassurance and further advice. 

A toy is much more fun than a trip to the vet

Your dog can still enjoy Easter with you.

Helpful ways your dog can still enjoy Easter with you and your family.

  • Train your dog to avoid chocolate by training it to leave chocolate, reward the "leave" with a tasty treat of high value, ie a treat your dog will really enjoy.
  • Buy a Dog safe chocolate from a reputably dog food shop (personal I wouldn't but if you must)
  • Buy a Easter chew toy, soft toy, or egg shaped ball, so your dog can still enjoy the celebration but without the chocolate.
  • Give your dog a really chicken egg unpainted.
  • Teach your children to put their eggs away out of reach from your dog and explain why chocolate is so nice for us, but really bad for dogs. (children enjoy responsibility)

Teach your dog to "leave" even the smell of chocolate.

Don't leave chocolate laying around.

Dogs and Chocolate do not mix

Dogs and Chocolate:  A small amount of chocolate will probably only give your dog an upset stomach with vomiting or diarrhea of course that depends on how big the dog is and how much you consider to be a small amount. With large amounts, theobromine can produce muscle tremors, seizures, an irregular heartbeat, internal bleeding or a heart attack. The onset of theobromine poisoning is usually marked by severe hyperactivity.

Please do not let this be your dog this easter

Too tempting for a pup, not to chew, don't leave chocolate laying around.