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By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Friday, 3 April 2020 8:49 AM
 

And with a blink of the eye – Easter is here! Feels like only yesterday we were writing about Christmas! Everyone here at MBVC would like to send their warm wishes to all our blog readers, hoping you all have a safe yet wonderful Easter with your families! It’s a good time to remind you to take extra care for your furry friends as well, as we know how this time of the year can spell trouble for them. Be mindful about where you’re hiding those Easter eggs, as we don’t want your four-legged children to find them and eat them.

Chocolate contains a derivative of caffeine called theobromine that cannot be metabolised by our pets, particularly dogs. Make sure to look out for these symptoms if you think your pet has snuck a Cadbury egg or two:

Hyperactivity Tremors Panting Racing heartbeat Vomiting & diarrhoea Seizures Sudden death  Chocolate poisoning mostly affects our pet’s gastrointestinal system, central nervous system and kidneys. Symptoms usually start to show from...

 After Hours & Emergencies  08 8531 4000

Our emergency service offers a veterinarian on call : telephone 0885 314 000 when the clinic is closed to hear a recorded message and directions to speak to a staff member.

Always phone first before rushing to the clinic with an injured animal or other emergency. An additional fee is charged outside normal clinic hours.