Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving preparation caution

As you prepare your Thanksgiving dinners, please remember to keep sweets away from your cats. Chocolate, in particular, is very bad for cats - it contains caffeine and theobromine, both of which are stimulants and can cause negative side-effects for your kitty.

Some signs that your kitty may have ingested chocolate include: vomiting, diarrhea, increased heart rate, tremors, hyperactivity, increased thirst, seizures, and increased urination.

If you suspect your kitty ingested chocolate, please call your vet, local animal hospital, or the ASPCA 24-hour assistance hotline: 888-426-4435.

Here's to a Happy Thanksgiving for you and your kitties!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Fanksgiving yall!
    We purromises just to eet the turkey and leaf Mommy the choklit.
    Sanjee, Boni Maroni, Mini, Gree and Pepi