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Why Dog Owners Should Ditch the Chocolate Bunny this Easter

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As a responsible pet parent, you know by now that chocolate is toxic to your four-legged family, but do you know why? Or, how much of the forbidden sweet snack is potentially lethal to Fido?


With a natural sweet-tooth, dogs often find the smell of sweets, especially chocolate, irresistible. Add colorful ribbons, fancy foil, and curiosity to the mix and it becomes even more important to take extra precautions to protect your furriest family.

If you’ve turned to this article because your dog ate chocolate and you’re concerned for his or her health, enter your dog’s information and the type and quantity of chocolate eaten to determine how toxic a serving he had.

Chocolate toxicity calculator courtesy of PetCare.com.au.

And, check out this infographic from Animal Friends detailing the dangers of chocolate to pets at Easter time:


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