Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way, but so is potential danger to your pets. Help keep your pets safe by keeping these four items out of paw’s reach this Easter.
The Easter Lily – While one of the most popular plants this time of the year, it is also one of the most poisonous. This plant is considered highly toxic to cats, as well as the Tiger Lily, Rubrum Lily, Japanese Show Lily and certain species of the Daylily. Avoid any bouquets with lilies and instead opt for a safer option like Easter orchids, roses or daisies.
Chocolate – Easter baskets are often overflowing with chocolate eggs and rabbits. While milk chocolate is not poisonous, it will cause your pet to have an upset stomach. On the other hand, dark chocolate contains high levels of theobromine and caffeine. Animals are extremely sensitive to both and ingesting dark chocolate could be fatal.
Sugar-free gum and candies – These items are often made with xylitol, a sugar substitute that causes a dog’s blood sugar to drop quickly. This poisoning can be treated, but causes liver failure if not treated properly.
Easter basket grass – The springtime version of Christmas tinsel entices both canines and felines alike. Easter basket grass can cause choking or intestinal obstruction in pets if ingested.
Article is from PSI
Laura Stauffiger is the proprietor of Laura’s Critter Care, an in your home pet sitting and dog walking service that services Erie and Niagara Counties, and is also a member of Pet Sitters International and PetSitUSA. She also has her own small dog rescue group called Laura’s Critter Care Dog Rescue. For more information visit her website or send an Email.