With Easter right around the corner, it’s time to get ready for fresh flowers and pastel-colored everything! It’s also time remember the potential risks that Easter brings to our pets every year. As you’re making your home festive for the holiday, make sure you keep these Easter-related treats and decorations away from your pets.
- Lilies. Lilies can cause fatal kidney failure when cats ingest any part of them, even just the pollen! Either keep them out of reach from nosy paws or keep them out of your house entirely.
- Chocolate. The darker the chocolate, the more poisonous it is to your pets! Be sure to eat your chocolate bunnies before your pets have a chance to!
- Plastic grass. If your Easter baskets are filled with bright green plastic grass, keep the baskets out of your pets’ sight so they aren’t tempted to chew (and potentially choke) on the fake grass. It looks real to them, and if ingested in significant quantities, can cause serious intestinal blockage.
- Plastic eggs. Don’t forget where you hide your eggs! Pets could choke on shattered bits of plastic eggs or break them open and eat the candy inside.
If you think your pet has ingested one of these toxic items, or anything else of concern, visit your nearest Family VetCare as soon as possible. Should the incident happen outside our normal business hours, you can contact a local emergency veterinary hospital or the Animal Poison Control Center by calling (888) 426-4435.
From all of us at Family VetCare, we wish you and yours a happy and healthy spring season!