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Top 3 Easter Hazards for your Pets

Top 3 Easter Hazards for your Pets

Top 3 Easter Hazards for your Pets

  1. Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the more frequent reasons for owners to call with concern about a pet’s ingestion. We can understand why-chocolate, unlike some things pets eat, tastes good!

The darker the chocolate and the larger the amount eaten, the more likely your pet will experience problems.     

Signs can be anything from vomiting and diarrhea, to anxiety, tremors, seizures, coma or death.

If you suspect that your pet has eaten some chocolate, please call us with the type (milk, dark, 70% cocoa, etc.) and the amount, by weight. We can then calculate if the dose is of concern and direct you accordingly.

      2. Plastic grass in Easter baskets

The plastic grass frequently used in Easter baskets will not digest and may cause an obstruction that requires surgery. If your pet has this problem, he will likely be vomiting, not eating, and seem lethargic.  

     3. Easter Lilies

Cats who ingest Easter Lilies may vomit, act lethargic, not eat, or show weakness, depression or death. Flowers of the genera Lilium (True lilies) of Hemerocallis (Daylilies) can cause kidney failure if ingested. Easter lilies are in this category. If your cat has eaten a lily, verify that it is one of these genera and call us immediately.

Protect your pets and have a safe and happy Easter.

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