6 Steps To Take If Your Dog  Eats Chocolate This Easter

Easter Chocolate

  1. Take a deep breath, calm your mind and body down.  You can do this.
  2. Remove the dog from the area and any other pets and children
  3. Check to see how your dog is doing.  Breathing normally?  Is there vomiting? Diarrhea? Becoming lethargic? Inappropriate urination or thirst?
  4. Gather the following information
  • What did your dog ingest? (a wrapper can be helpful) Can you tell what kind of chocolate dark or milk?
  • How much did your dog ingest? ( a bite,  an entire chocolate bunny)
  1. Call a vet as soon as possible.   Call your own vet.   If after hours, call either of the emergency pet clinics below or the Pet Poison Helpline at  800-213-6680.
  2. You will need to be prepared to travel to your vet or nearest 24 hour Vet Hospital.  The two closest to Holly Springs are

 Veterinary Specialty Hospital      6405 Tryon Road   Cary, NC     Phone number 919-233-4911

Animal Emergency Clinic of Cary  220 High House Road Cary, NC   Phone number 919-462-8989


It helps to have the number and address of your vet and the emergency vet in your phone’s contact list.  This will help you in calling the vet faster.  If your phone can give driving directions to the contact this will help you in arriving sooner.   The sooner a dog can be seen and treated for ingested poison, the better  and safer the outcome for the pet will be.



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