Easter Hazards

Easter Hazards

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 Alert

Easter baskets filled with treats can spell trouble for dogs. 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 remind other family members too. Remember smaller dogs are also at higher risk of complications as their body weight is lower. 


Easter Eggs


Plastic Easter Eggs

Plastic eggs used for Easter egg hunts may seem harmless, but if ingested, they can cause intestinal blockages or choking hazards for dogs. Additionally, if the eggs contain sweets or other treats, they may also be toxic to dogs. Keep a close eye on your pup during egg hunts and promptly collect any stray eggs to prevent accidental ingestion. Always make sure any foil wrapping is disposed of properly as if digested by your dog could cause stomach upset. Consider using alternative materials like paper or biodegradable options for a safer egg hunt experience.


Plastic Easter Eggs



Flower Caution

While Easter lilies and other flowers may add a festive touch to your home, many common Easter flowers are toxic to dogs if ingested. Lilies in particular 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. Opt for pet-friendly floral arrangements or keep potentially harmful flowers safely out of your dog's reach.


Easter Lilies


Increased Household Activity 

With gatherings and more people in the home during Easter celebrations, it's essential to consider how this can impact your dog. Some dogs may feel stressed or overwhelmed by the presence of unfamiliar guests or heightened activity levels. Create a safe and quiet space for your dog to retreat to if they need a break from the festivities, and remind guests to respect your dog's boundaries and space.


Dog Bed


Easter Decorations

From colorful Easter grass to decorative ribbons and small trinkets, there's no shortage of festive decorations that can pose a risk to curious dogs. Ingesting these items can lead to gastrointestinal issues or, in severe cases, require surgical intervention. Keep decorations safely out of reach and supervise your dog around any Easter-themed decorations.


Your pooch needn’t miss out on all the fun though, our Caboodle treats are low-calorie and a great way to keep them engaged and involved in the festivities without accidentally overfeeding them. 


Wishing you and your pup a happy and hazard-free Easter!

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