Easter dangers for pets

Easter dangers for pets

While we love to get our pets involved in the fun of Easter, it’s also important to remember there are a few sneaky dangers hidden around our home and garden which we should still keep in mind this time of the year.

Chocolate toxicity

We all love a bit of indulgence over Easter, and a mountain of chocolate eggs are tempting to both humans and canines! With many Easter eggs coming in cardboard packaging, it’s incredibly easy for a determined dog to steal an Easter egg and quickly get to the chocolate. As chocolate is incredibly poisonous for dogs, it’s important to make sure all your Easter treats are kept well out of reach of your dogs. Why not get some special treats for your dog to enjoy while everyone else is tucking into their chocolate?

Dangers in the garden

One of the most beautiful sights of spring is all the flowers coming into bloom after a winter without colour. However, it’s important to remember that daffodils, tulips and crocuses are all poisonous for our pets – so keep a close eye on your pet when they are around any of these plants, especially if you have a particularly curious puppy that likes to taste everything! Be particularly careful if your dog is fond of digging – plant bulbs can be especially toxic so make sure your dog can’t get to them with ease.


What to do if you suspect your dog has eaten something toxic:

If you think your dog has eaten something poisonous, it’s important to get veterinary treatment as soon as possible. Look out for signs of your dog being sick, having diarrhoea, salivating excessively or being less responsive.

Jessica Barratt

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