Giving chocolate to your loved ones on Valentine’s Day is a tradition that got its start in 1861, when the first heart shaped boxes were made by Cadbury. Since then, chocolate continues to be a popular choice for Valentine’s Day gifts.
Although a tasty treat for people, chocolate is a dangerous choice for our furry family members. More often than not it’s our dogs that get into things they aren’t supposed to, but cats can be guilty parties as well.
For animals, the signs of chocolate toxicity are dose dependent and will vary by the type of chocolate our pet consumes. (More on that later!)
Here are 14 reasons to keep the chocolate out of their reach this Valentine’s day (and the other 364 days in the year).
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Immune Mediated Neutropenia, or IMN, is a rare condition where the body's immune system starts attacking the white blood cells normally used to fight off infections. Check out the page here to learn more.
We're excited to keep building the pages on our site to provide more information for you. Enjoy!
We're celebrating Responsible Pet Owners Month with each and every one of you. We know being a pet parent means having a sense of responsibility for your pet that not everyone feels the same about.
We mean it. Thank you for being the best owner to your fur babies. It's a tough job sometimes, but one we cherish each and every day.
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