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Festivities are always times of the year to break away from our routines, let our hairs down and just enjoy ourselves. However, things that might seem harmless fun to us humans could prove fatal to our pets – if we don’t take care. Think ’pet’ this Easter and keep your furry friends safe. Here are a few tips how:

  • Easter grass, like holiday tinsel, is incredibly tempting to pets and highly dangerous. Try to use shredded paper as an alternative.
  • Make sure to pick up all your hidden eggs after egg hunts, real or plastic. Real eggs can spoil and make your pet ill, but plastic eggs can also contain sweets that are potentially harmful to pets.
  • Getting a pet is a commitment. Bunnies and chicks are not appropriate Easter gifts if you aren’t ready to care for them long after Easter is over.
  • Lilies are extremely toxic to pets, especially cats! If your pet has come into contact with lilies contact your vets immediately.
  • Xylitol is a sugar substitute, found in many „sugar-free” candies and baked goods, and is very toxic to pets, especially dogs. Even non sugar-free candies could pose a risk to pets.
  • Chocolate contains theobromine, which is highly toxic to pets. It also contains caffeine. Neither are safe for your pet to consume, therefore, if ingested, chocolate can be fatal. The more cocoa content (meaning, the darker the chocolate), the more dangerous.