Easter is a glorious time, both spiritually and in the physical. It is also a time for lovely spring decorations and perhaps some Easter treats. And to make sure that your entire family, including your animal companions, have the very best of Easter holidays, here are some safety tips to remember:
- Chocolate, grapes, raisins, currants, and macadamia nuts are toxic to dogs and cats, so keep that Easter candy away from your faithful furries.
- Lilies and all the flowers in the lilium family are severely poisonous to cats and can cause renal failure and death in 24-72 hours. Opt for the artificial flowers if you are a cat parent.
- The fake colored "grass" made out of a variety of substances may be attractive, and will also become a choking hazard and/or intestinal blockage hazard for both cats and dogs. Crumpled colored tissue paper is safer. (This is also a choking hazard for small people, too).
- Anything with the artificial sweetener Xylitol is also highly toxic to your pets. That means making sure they do not eat any gum, hard candies, or even toothpaste.
Hoping you have the very best holiday. Please share this with other pet parents.
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