While the long Easter weekend can be a great time for getting together with friends and family, it can be a slightly more hazardous time for dogs. With chocolate and flowers more likely to be in the house, here are some things to be aware of:
Chocolate contains a chemical called theobromine which is toxic to dogs. The darker the chocolate, the more dangerous it is. Symptoms of chocolate poisoning in dogs include vomiting, diarrhoea, restlessness, hyperactivity, and even seizures. Make sure to keep chocolate and other Easter treats out of your dog's reach and remember smaller dogs are at higher risk of complications as their body weight is lower.
Plastic eggs and the contents inside them can be a choking hazard for dogs. Additionally, if the eggs contain sweets or other treats, they may also be toxic to dogs. Always make sure any foil wrapping is disposed of properly as if digested by your dog could cause stomach upset.
Lilies are a popular flower during Easter, but they are highly toxic to dogs. If your dog ingests any part of a lily, it can cause vomiting, lethargy, loss of appetite, and even kidney failure.
During Easter, many families have visitors or go on outings. This can be stressful for dogs and may cause them to become anxious or agitated. Make sure your dog has a safe, quiet place to retreat to if they become overwhelmed.
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