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VERG Brooklyn

196 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

(718) 522–9400

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AmbuVet | 1 (800) 262-8838 | www.ambuvet.com

If you are in need of emergency pet transportation please contact AmbuVet. AmbuVet is our first choice for emergency pet transportation and is the only service in New York City that operates 24/7. AmbuVet is equipped to transport all types of ill pets and will make sure your pet is as comfortable as possible and surrounded by highly trained staff.

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Awareness of Chocolate Toxicity in Dogs

Whether you’re spending the day with your best canine friend or leaving them home while your attention is focused elsewhere, Valentine’s Day may pose surprising risks for your dog: chocolate.

Around the holidays, veterinarians receive many questions about chocolate toxicity in dogs. We want to ensure pet owners in our community are aware of the risks — and what to do in a crisis.

Concern: Is chocolate toxic for dogs?

Answer: Yes. Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, which cannot be metabolized by dogs.

Different types of chocolate contain different amounts of theobromine.

Concern: What are the signs of chocolate poisoning?

Answer: Signs of chocolate poisoning are dependent on the amount of chocolate ingested and can take several hours to develop. Common signs include vomiting, diarrhea, increased thirst, restlessness or panting, excessive urination, and racing heart rate.

Concern: What should I do if my dog eats chocolate?

Answer: Contact your veterinarian for immediate treatment, or Pet Poison Hotline (800-213-6680) to determine if a poisonous amount of chocolate was ingested. Within 24-48 hours, a dog that has been properly treated and monitored is typically recovered.


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