5 Tips to Keep Furry Friends Safe During Easter

Easter festivities bring joy to families but also pose risks to pets, so here are five safety tips to ensure their well-being.

1. Beware of Chocolate: Chocolate is abundant during Easter festivities, but it can be highly toxic to pets, especially dogs and cats. Ensure that all chocolate treats, including Easter eggs, bunnies, and candies, are kept out of reach of your pets. Ingestion of even small amounts of chocolate can lead to serious health issues.

2. Watch Out for Easter Lilies: While Easter lilies are beautiful and fragrant flowers commonly used in decorations, they are highly toxic to cats if ingested. If you have feline companions, keep Easter lilies and other types of lilies out of your home.

3. Be Mindful of Easter Egg Hunts: If you plan to participate in Easter egg hunts, be vigilant about where you hide and find eggs. Eggs, particularly those filled with candy or treats, can be tempting for pets to eat. Ensure that all eggs are accounted for and disposed of properly after the hunt to prevent accidental ingestion by your pets.

4. Avoid Decorative Hazards: Easter decorations such as plastic grass, ribbons, and small trinkets can pose choking hazards or cause intestinal blockagesif ingested by pets. Keep decorations out of reach, or opt for pet-safe alternatives.

5. Be Cautious with Table Scraps: While it may be tempting to share festive foods with your pets, many Easter dishes contain ingredients that are harmful to them. Avoid feeding your pets table scraps, particularly those containing onions, garlic, raisins, or xylitol.

By following these simple guidelines, you can ensure that your pets have a safe and enjoyable Easter holiday alongside your family. 

If you have any questions or concerns about keeping your pets safe during Easter, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. And remember that if you need us, we are open 24/7 with doctors always on shift, even overnight.

Wishing you and your pets a happy and safe Easter! 

Please contact us at 506-387-4015 if you have any questions.