Helpucover.co.uk, a leading provider of pet insurance in the UK, urges Britain's dog owners to keep their furry friends away from chocolate this Easter.They helpfully advise us,
- Keep chocolate out of reach from your dog. You may not feed them chocolate but if it's in reach it can be tempting for your pet to helpthemselves.
- Remind children that Easter chocolate is for them, not for their furry friend. No matter how sad they look, or how sweetly they beg for some.
- If you're planning an egg hunt in the garden, keep your dog indoors and away from temptation until all the eggs are found and out of reach.
- If you want your dog to feel part of the family why not buy dog
friendly chocolate. Chocolate treats are available at pet stores and by most big brand dog food producers.
- If your dog does eat a lot of chocolate do not wait for symptoms, call your vet immediately and ask for advice. If you have pet insurance you can also call your insurer's 24 hour helpline for advice and guidance.Oddly enough, and I am sure you would be surprised to discover,
Helpucover.co.uk pet insurance costs an average of GBP20 a month for "life" cover for a dog and accidental poisoning by chocolate would be covered by the policy.That's it I am getting my dog insured in case of accidental chocolate death.