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Chocolate poisoning in dogs can cause various symptoms of poisoning, depending on the amount and type of chocolate consumed by the dog.

Symptoms of chocolate poisoning in dogs

  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Increased thirst and urination
  • Restlessness and hyperactivity
  • Rapid heart rate and breathing
  • Muscle tremors and seizures
  • Staggering gait and weakness
  • Collapse and coma

If you suspect your dog has ingested chocolate, it is important to call Ducknet Veterinary Clinic on +254 748 299 714 immediately. Treatment for chocolate poisoning may include inducing vomiting, administering activated charcoal to absorb the toxins, and supportive care to manage symptoms such as seizures, dehydration, and irregular heart rate.

Prevention is the best way to avoid chocolate poisoning in dogs. Keep all chocolate and chocolate-containing products, such as candy, baking chocolate, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips, out of reach of your dog. Be especially cautious during holidays and special occasions when chocolate treats are more abundant. If you have a dog that is prone to getting into things they shouldn’t, consider crate training or keeping them in a separate room when you are not home to supervise them.

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