However, regard chocolate for cats like alcohol for pregnant women.
If a cat seems nervous or twitchy with a too high pulse, chocolate poisoning could be a culprit. A steady stream of restless hyperactivity can lead to lethargy when all the energy is spent, soon leading to a coma or death.
Keep an eye on your cat if you believe she has eaten chocolate. If she exhibits any of the above symptoms, get her to a vet immediately.
Get her to an emergency vet if it is outside normal hours. The diagnosis is made based on symptoms and whether there are any telltale signs that the cat has eaten chocolate.
Clawed open wrappers, brown stains on whiskers and a guilty expression are the first things to look for. Ideally, you should get your cat to a vet before the symptoms kick in. If you call your vet, you may be instructed on how to induce vomiting.
You can also call the Pet Poison Helpline at They are open 24 hours, every day so you will always be able to contact someone who will walk you through how to help your poisoned pet. If it was very recent, vomiting may be induced.
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These particular compounds are not harmful to humans, but can cause significant medical problems for your feline friends. Theobromine affects your cat in four different ways:.
Depending on the type of chocolate and the amount consumed, reactions can range from mild to severe, and can even be life-threatening. When a cat ingests chocolate or a chocolate byproduct, the first physiological response is unnatural stimulation of the heart and nervous system. The darker the chocolate and the more consumed, the more intense the symptoms can become:.
Try to determine how much she has eaten and call your veterinarian for advice.
They will most likely suggest inducing vomiting right away to minimize the digestion of the methylxanthines and reduce the overall risk of severe poisoning. In many cases, small quantities are not likely to be a problem, but larger quantities may require you to rush your cat to the veterinarian.