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Weekly Pet Quiz: Euthanasia, Easter Dangers and Obesity

1 Which of the following is a danger posed by a holiday like Easter?

  • Grass
  • Raw Food
  • New People
  • Chocolate

    Dogs are much more often the victims of chocolate poisoning than cats, because dogs like sweet-tasting things, and they're indiscriminate eaters. They make up 95 percent of chocolate emergency calls according to the Pet Poison Helpline. Chocolate is made from the roasted seeds of the Theobroma cacao or cocoa tree. The seeds have certain properties that can be toxic for dogs (and cats), including caffeine and theobromine, which are naturally occurring stimulants. Learn more.


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