Life may be a little different at the moment, however Easter is just around the corner. It’s a time of year to enjoy chocolate and hot cross buns. Whilst for us humans, these are tasty treats, for our pets these cat be dangerous. Follow our top tips below to enjoy a safe Easter with your pets.
- Hot cross buns contain raisins and these are known to be toxic to dogs and possibly to other animals to. Even a tiny amount of raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs, which sadly can be fatal. This applies to not just raisins but also currants, sultanas and even grapes
Keep your hot cross buns or any other treats containing dried fruit or any bunches of grapes, well out of reach of your dogs. Don’t be tempted to share even a tiny piece with them, even if you don’t think there is any fruit present. Ensure you explain this to your children also.
- Chocolate Easter eggs are poisonous for dogs and cats. This is due to chemical called theobromine. Don’t be tempted to even give your pet a tiny corner, chocolate can cause various symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhoea, seizures and possibly even death in extreme case. The darker the chocolate, the more dangerous it is. If your cat ingests some chocolate, or your dog steals and eats an egg, contact your vet straight away.
Store your eggs out of reach of your pets. Explain to your children that they must enjoy the eggs alone and not be tempted to share with their best 4 legged friends. Also ensure any wrappers are disposed of straight away, to avoid the pet’s temptation to steal.
- Now is the time of year you may be thinking about planting some bulbs in the garden or having flowers in the home. Whilst these look nice, some can be dangerous to dogs and cats. Lilies are especially toxic to cats and can cause kidney failure. Daffodils are poisonous to dogs, in flower or bulb form. Even them drinking the water from a daffodil vase can be toxic. Daffodils can cause an upset stomachs, often with vomiting.
If you have a purry cat friend, don’t be tempted to buy some lilies to brighten the home. If you are in the garden, try not to let your dog help to much and not to let them dig up bulbs. Keep vases of daffodils out of reach of your dog or just don’t buy them to avoid an risk to your dogs health.
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We hope you all have a lovely and safe Easter.