Keeping Pets Safe at Easter
Easter weekend is a great opportunity to enjoy time with family - both four-legged and two-legged members! Treating ourselves and our pets over Easter is always good fun but there are a few important things to remember…
- If you are inviting friends or family over this Easter make sure your pets feel comfortable with more people in the house and ensure they have a quiet area they can retreat to if needed.
- Lots of Easter treats that humans love can make pets ill and could even be fatal if consumed in large amounts. For example, chocolate is dangerous to dogs, cats and rabbits as it contains theobromine, so make sure you keep those Easter eggs out of reach! Also make sure your guests are all aware of the dangers of chocolate around pets.
- Grapes, raisins, currants and sultanas are all toxic to dogs too so keep those tempting hot cross buns out of reach too!
- Many foods that are toxic to pets can cause vomiting, diarrhoea and drowsiness. If you suspect your pet may have ingested something toxic please call you vet immediately for advice.
- If you are planning an Easter Egg Hunt that involves chocolate it is best to keep dogs out of the way and count how many eggs you hide to ensure they are all found. Better still; why not hide plastic or wooden eggs so your dogs can join in the fun! You can then exchange the eggs for chocolate afterwards. Easter for dogs can be a lot of fun but just needs a bit of forward planning.
- One of the best things about Easter for dogs is having the time to go on longer adventures. If you are planning to take your dog on a walk in the countryside make sure you always keep them on a lead around livestock.
- We all love spring flowers but did you know that some bulbs and their flowers are highly toxic to pets? Dangerous bulbs include daffodils, narcissus, tulips, hyacinths, bluebells and lilies.
- Treating your dog doesn’t have to mean food, especially if you are watching their weight. You could instead take them on a walk somewhere new or play a fun game with toys.
- If you dog is going to be enjoying an edible Easter treat make sure you give them a suitable pet safe option, such as our delicious TurmerEase chicken slices which are packed with health benefits!
- You could also bake your dog some tasty turmeric biscuits! Click here to see our easy recipe.
Most importantly of all though, we wish you a healthy and fun-filled Easter with your pets!