Thursday, April 11, 2019

Easter Pet Precautions

It's almost Easter! Here are some tips to keep your pet(s) safe during Easter.

*Keep chocolate and candy treats far away from pets. 

*Just say no to giving Easter meal food scraps to your pet. To much fatty foods and spices can wreak havoc on pets' digestive systems. Do you really want to clean puke or runny poo on Easter? 

*Keep fake Easter "grass" away from your pets.

*Have pretty Easter lilies? Make sure you pets can't get to them (poisonous to pets if ingested!) 

*If you have a traditional Easter egg hunt, just keep pets inside so they don't get trampled or trample people from all the excitement. 

*If you are doing some gardening on Easter weekend keep pets away from pesticides and fertilizers.

*Try to avoid purchasing rabbits and chicks for children during this time. Although cute and fuzzy they do need proper time and care. Pets are forever and not just a fad.

*If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 immediately.