We have all heard that chocolate is no good for dogs, but when Easter time rolls around, of course you’ll want to include your fur kid in the celebrations.

Unfortunately, chocolate is incredibly harmful to dogs and in large enough amounts, chocolate and cocoa products can kill your dog.

Theobromine is the toxic component of chocolate, which is poisonous for your dog. Humans can metabolise theobromine easily, but dogs process it far more slowly, which allows it to build up to toxic levels in their system.

Different types of chocolate have different levels of theobromine levels, with cocoa, cooking chocolate and dark chocolate containing the highest levels.

Milk chocolate and white chocolate have the lowest levels, but even a small amount of chocolate will give your dog an upset stomach with vomiting or diarrhoea, so the better alternative is no chocolate at all.

It’s important to note that you have a dog who has eaten a substantial amount of chocolate, like a block or a box, then you should go to your vet immediately.

So what can the Easter Bunny bring to your best friend instead?

There are plenty of Australian made dog treats you can order and have delivered for your pet, which will ensure your dog gets to get involved with Easter.

Carob treats are a fun alternative to chocolate that your dog will love. Carob Drops from Drool Pet Co are 100% Aussie made using human grade ingredients. They are suitable for dogs of all sizes. They taste and smell great and your dog will love you for the Easter treat. Drool Pet Co treats have no steroids, by products, chemicals or fillers. They are colour and dye free with no growth hormones. They’re also gluten and grain free, which if great for your pup’s tummy.

Dog treats come in many different forms and, of course, they don’t all have to be sweet treats. Your dog will drool over pastes and pig ears and to get into the spirit of things on Good Friday, your pet can have a delicious seafood platter made up of things like tuna bites, fish twisters and muscles.

There are many alternatives for dog treats that will ensure your pup is significantly occupied and not interested in the chocolate you are enjoying.

Keeping your dog fit and healthy is paramount, but you also want them to have a little fun, too. Drool Pet Co understand that you want to include your furry friend in the festivities so they have a range of pet treat options for you to order.