Kea dies after eating chocolate

The Dominion Post reports that a Kea died after eating a large amount of dark chocolate.

Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine. Both are toxic to many animals, especially dogs, causing heart toxicity. Symptoms can often be delayed 24 to 48 hours.

If you think your pet has swallowed chocolate, call the National Poisons Centre immediately on 0800 764766.