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Protect your pets from chocolate this Easter

Easter is right around the corner and for those who are home and stocked up with chocolate goodies, Blue Cross pet charity is asking for pet owners to remember the dangers of chocolate and raisins after seeing numerous pets affected in its animal hospitals every year.

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Romie

Five-month-old puppy called Romie was rushed into the vet with suspected chocolate consumption.

Sunshine

At Christmas, Sunshine ate an entire chocolate advent calendar.

Keep the Easter Bunny away from your dog this weekend warns Battersea

Around the country millions of people will be indulging their sweet tooth this Easter, but not everyone will be aware of the danger that chocolate poses to their four-legged friends. That’s why leading animal welfare charity Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is issuing advice to keep your chocolate eggs and bunnies well out of reach of your dog.

Chocolate is poisonous to dogs and eating it can lead to disastrous consequences for your pet – with symptoms including vomiting, diarrhoea, seizures and even death.

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Chocolate danger to dogs Battersea warns

Around the country millions of people will be indulging their sweet tooth this Easter, but not everyone will be aware of the danger that chocolate poses to their four-legged friends. That’s why leading animal welfare charity Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is issuing advice to keep your chocolate eggs and bunnies well out of reach of your dog.

RSPCA Warning Don’t kill your dog with kindness this Easter

The RSPCA is issuing a warning to pet owners that chocolate is toxic to dogs and can kill them.

Chocolate contains a chemical called theobromine which is toxic to dogs, and can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, convulsions and even death. Cocoa powder is the most toxic chocolate product, followed by dark and then milk chocolate.

The RSPCA would advise any pet owner to take their animal straight to a vet if they are worried about what their dog has eaten.

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Can Patch face his fears?

Agoraphobic Greyhound prepares for Battersea Old Windsor’s Easter Egg Hunt

A Greyhound that is petrified of the great outdoors is trying to be bold this Easter and challenge himself to Battersea Old Windsor’s Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday 5 April.

Four year old Patch has been in Battersea’s care for over 200 days – almost seven times longer than the average stay for a dog – and with his racing days behind him, he is now searching for a cracking family this Easter.

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188 - Service Dogs UK and Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home

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