Around this time of year, we often indulge in chocolate but vets are advising we make sure our four-legged friends are not doing the same.
According to research by the British Veterinary Association, last year 60% of vets reported cases of dogs being poisoned by chocolate over the Easter period.
More chocolate around the house and some even being hidden for easter egg hunts, means there is a high risk of owners' dogs finding and eating it.
Josie Cocks, a Veterinary Surgeon at Dogs Trust, explains how dangerous chocolate can be to canines.
You should contact a vet immediately if you think your dog has eaten chocolate but there are also ways to try and prevent that happening in the first place.
- Ensure guests and children know not to give your dog chocolate.
- Don't leave any chocolate unsupervised and out in the open, like cakes on a kitchen counter.
- Make sure your bins are dog-proof.
- Keep an eye on your dog when out walking to check they don't eat food that's been left behind.