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Easter can pose quite a few dangers to our pets. So here are some tips to keep your pets safe over the Easter holidays...
Chocolate and Foil Wrappings
Chocolate can be dangerous for dogs to ingest. It can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, siezures and even coma and death. Keep chocolate away from pets (in the fridge) and teach kids not to share with pets! Go to the toxicity calculator for dogs:
Hot Cross Buns
Raisins and sultanas in hot cross buns can be dangerous for dogs. They can cause renal failure when eaten in large amounts.
Keep track of plastic and chocolate eggs hidden for egg hunts. Dogs have amazing noses so may find leftovers!
Lilies are extremely dangerous for cats, but especially the Easter Lily or White Trumpet Lily. Keep them up and away from curious cats!
Baby chicken and egg plastic toys and paper/plastic 'nesting' can be tempting for dogs to rip up/chew, swallow and cause obstructions. Bin it or keep it out of reach.
Keep your closest emergency vet opening hours and contact details handy over the long weekend or if you are going away.
Healthy Easter Treats
Give your dogs a treat or as part of a healthy raw diet:
Whole raw rabbit
Whole raw or cooked eggs