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05:11  31 march  2018
05:11  31 march  2018 Source:   MSN

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Authorities are urging Australians to give their dog a bone, not a chocolate egg, this Easter.

Containing a toxic mix of caffeine and theobromine, chocolate can have deadly consequences for dogs and the danger escalates at Easter.

"Chocolate tastes yummy to all of us, including dogs, but unfortunately it is toxic to dogs so we must be certain to keep chocolate well away from them," Greencross vet Dr Veronica Monaghan told AAP.

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Chocolate and dogs , cats , or other pets = bad bad bad! The higher the cocoa content, the more theobromine it contains, so 100% pure baking chocolate has much more theobromine than milk chocolate , which in turn has more than white chocolate .

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She warned that pet owners planning Easter egg hunts should only choose hiding spots which curious canines can't reach.

"They have excellent noses just born to sniff out tasty treats," Dr Monaghan added.

Different types of chocolate have different levels of caffeine and theobromine, with white chocolate having the least and dark chocolate the most, Dr Monaghan said.

"The size of the dog is also important, as a small dog only needs to eat a small amount to be in trouble."

A dog at the annual Easter parade in New York. © VIEWpress/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images A dog at the annual Easter parade in New York. Nadia Crighton from Pet Insurance Australia said the company received more than 1000 claims for theobromine and chocolate poisoning in 2017.

"The actual figures could be much higher, as this number only relates to those Australian dog and cat owners that have pet insurance," Ms Crighton said.

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On occasion my mother would find avocados buried in her flower beds and large potted plants. There is a sugar substitute in the gum called Xylitol that caused the deaths of these pets, it is said to be even more dangerous then chocolate for dogs , cats , ferrets and all animals.

Cats and other pet species are also susceptible to the toxic effects of chocolate . However, cats are less likely to eat a large portion of chocolates because they are unable to taste sweetness. What Makes Chocolate Toxic for Dogs .

"The danger of chocolate is being severely underestimated by unsuspecting owners ... being natural scavengers, (dogs) can sniff out these delights, even if well hidden."

Vomiting, diarrhoea, excessive urination, hyperactivity and increased thirst are all signs of chocolate poisoning.

However, it's not only chocolate that pet owners need to worry about at Easter - the traditional Easter flower, the white lily, can also prove toxic.

All parts of the plant contain a toxic substance which attacks a cat's kidneys.

"Many cat owners are not aware of the extreme danger these plants pose to their cats," Dr Monaghan said.

"Even a cat with a minor exposure, such as biting a leaf, getting lily pollen on his or her whiskers or coat can be fatally poisoned."

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