Easter is a fun time for families, but it can be dangerous for pets with many toxins and hazzards aywhere the Easter bunny may be wandering. Here are 5 vet tips to keep your furry friend safe this Easter season!
Vet Tip 1: Easter Cocolate!
Be careful with chocolate this Easter. Chocolate eggs and bunnies are tempting for pets, but can be toxic to them. Keep chocolate out of reach of your pet, and if they do eat chocolate, call your veterinarian immediately.
Vet Tip 2: Easter Lilies!
Easter lilies are beautiful flowers, but they're also poisonous to cats and can cause kidney failure. If you have a cat in your home, make sure to keep lilies out of reach.
Vet Tip 3: Easter Fruits!
Grapes, raisins and therefore hot cross buns, can be highly toxic to both cats and dogs and cause kidney disease. If you suspect your pet has ingested any of these over the Easter season, they need to see a vet asap.
Vet Tip 4: Easter Decorations!
Don't let your pet play with plastic Easter grass / toys / decorations. They can be swallowed and cause intestinal blockages.
Vet Tip 5: Easter Food Additives!
Some Easter sweets and treats contain xylitol, a sweetener which is poisonous to dogs and can cause low blood sugar levels, seizures, and even death. Avoid having any food that contains xylitol around pets.
By following these simple tips, you can help ensure that your pet has a safe and happy Easter!