What dangers to avoid at Easter

11/04/2019 16:58
We have all done it, haven't we?
You have a chocolate Easter egg, man's best friend is looking at you with sad eyes.
Watching every piece of chocolate you lift to your mouth and you feel sorry for him.
Awww those eyes you say to yourself, so you give him some...................................
Answer to that, yes most definitely 100%.
Chocolate contains a chemical called theobromine which is toxin to dogs. Even a small amount of the stuff can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, increased heart rate, restlessiness and seizures,
The darker, the chocolate, the more potent the level of thebromine and the more
poisonous it is.
If you think your dog has eaten chocolate, please contact your local vets, on the phone let them know what type of chocolate and how much approximately they have eaten.
What I love about easter is a buttered hot cross buns, but this is not something you should share with your doggy friends. Hot cross buns contain dried fruits such as currants, sultanas and raisins which are toxic to dogs. If your dog eats even a small quantity it can cause kidney failure which can be fatal.
It's the perfect time of the year to give daffodils but make sure you keep them out of reach from your dog especially if he is a little sod who likes to chew or dig the garden. Daffodils are poisonous to dogs if they eat the bulbs or flowers or drink water froma vase with daffodils in. It may cause your dog to have a upset stomach which could cause him to vomit.
Easter causes a problem for cats too. Lilies are a regular feature this time of year. All parts of the lily are extremely toxic to cats. If they brush against the flower and get pollen on their coats. Then later groom themselves and of course ingest the lily pollen as they clean their fur. It can cause vomiting, lethargy, lack of appetite and kidney damage.
If you think your pet has eaten or been in contact with any of these that I have mentioned then please contact your local vet.
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