Easter Pet Hazards to Watch Out For This Spring
If you have cats, it's important to keep lilies out of your home even in the Easter season. Lilies can send cats into acute renal failure, even if they consume a small amount. Opt for other pet-friendly plants for your Easter plans.
Bunnies look good in chocolate, but the sweet stuff is bad for your pets, especially dogs. Consumption of chocolate by pets can lead to vomiting, diarrhea and in some cases seizures. The foil that covers many of these candies can also cause blockages in your pets' intestines. So keep those Easter baskets out of reach.
This decorative flourish is attractive to curious cats, who have been known to eat some of the basket filler. Consuming plastic grass is dangerous to both cats and dogs because the decoration can easily cause blockages in a pet's throat, stomach or intestines.
New faces, smells and noises can be overwhelming. Make sure your pet has a safe space where they can retreat to if the noise and excitement of visitors becomes too much. This ensures that everyone enjoys their Easter.
Make sure your guests' bags have a safe space as well. It's easy for pets to nose through purses left on the floor, which can lead to your cat or dog accidentally consuming something dangerous.
Chocolate isn't the only risky sweet. Some candies, especially those that are sugar-free, contain xylitol, a fake sweetener that is a 100 times more toxic to dogs than chocolate.
It may seem like a fun idea to get a bunny or duckling as an Easter gift, but make sure you are ready to commit to the animal for its entire life. These are pets not presents, and it is important that you are ready to care for the animal before you bring it home for Easter.