Melton Veterinary Clinic

03 9743 4413

18 Alexandra Street, Melton Vic 3337
After Hours : 03 9743 4413

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Chocolate is very toxic to animals as it contains a compound called Theobromine found in Cocoa from which chocolate is made from. Theobromine can cause different symptoms depending on the amount ingested. For example Baking chocolate, cocoa powder and dark chocolate have a higher level of Theobromine compared to milk chocolate.

Chocolate toxicity symptoms include:

· Hyperactivity

· Excitement

· Restlessness

· Nervousness

· Increased heart rate

· Muscle tremors

· Seizure

· Trembling

· Vomiting

· Diarrhoea

· Increased Thirst

· Increased Urination

· Possibly Death

Other things you need to avoid around your pets this Easter include:

Alcohol - Can cause vomiting, low blood pressure, drunkenness, coma and death

Hot Cross Buns contain Grapes/raisins/sultanas - Can cause kidney failure. Some also contain Chocolate

Raw yeast/bread dough - Can cause bloat and drunkenness

Foil or packaging – Can cause obstructions

Easter Lilies - Can cause vomiting, kidney failure and death in cats
Left overs/table scraps – Can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, obstructions, bloating, and pancreatitis amongst other things


If you suspect that your animal has ingested even a small amount of chocolate or any other posionus item, please contact us on
03 9743 4413 immediately!


Pindone Rabbit Baiting

Melton Shire Council are starting their Pindone Rabbit Baiting Program again. We have been informed the following area's have been targeted: Arnalds Creek & Toolern Vale.

Pindone is an anticoagulant poison, similar in action to some rat poisons. It acts by reducing the blood clotting abilities of the body. To achieve this a number of feeds over several days are needed. The poison normally takes effect about six days after the first bait is taken, but may take up to 14 days. If you think your pet may have ingested any Pindone, carrots or dead carcass's, please contact the clinic for immediate advice and treatment on 97434413.

For more information you can contact Melton Shire council on 97477200 or click here


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