Fun and Safety Easter Tips for Pets
With Easter around the corner, fun, candies, gifts, good food, and all other Easter goodies are on their way. But while these things fill you up with joy on Easter, they can be potentially harmful to your cats and dogs.
Now is the time to have a look at the pet safety considerations to ensure we spend another cherishable Easter with our furry companions.
Read These Tips for a Fun & Pet-Safe Easter:
A few things that are an inevitable part of our Easter celebrations pose danger to our pets. While having these things in the house on Easter is unavoidable, here’s what you can do to keep your pets safe from them.
Easter Baskets and Eggs
Easter baskets are adorable, but they contain plastic grass, plastic eggs, and toys that your dog or cat likes to nibble on. These things can also be caught up in their stomach, blocking the digestive tract. To prevent your pets from choking upon them, keep the Easter baskets on high shelves away from their reach.
Chocolates and Candies
Make sure you keep all kinds of chocolates and candies away from your dog. Although pets may be tempted by Easter chocolates, they are maybe toxic to them. Candy and chocolate can harm a pet’s neurological system, and xylitol, a sugar-free chemical found in them, can be harmful as well.
Double-check that the plants you bring for Easter decor are safe for your pets. Easter lilies are great for festive décor, but they are one of the most poisonous plants for cats. Lilies can wreak havoc on your pet’s digestive system and may lead to kidney failure or death.
Food and Drinks
Easter means dinner with family and friends. However, when you sit down to eat, make sure your dog does not eat table scraps of fatty, sugary, or salty foods, or alcoholic beverages that are harmful to them.
Easter Fun for Pets
Easter should be fun for pets too, as they are an integral part of our lives. Include your pets in these traditional celebrations in the following ways.
- Make an Easter basket for your pet. Surprise them by putting their favourite treats, toys, and food in the basket, but refrain from putting harmful items like grass and eggs in it.
- Whip up their favourite meals. Festivals and good pet food go hand in hand. This Easter, cook your pet’s favourite meals at home while you enjoy the traditional festive meals.
- Set up an Easter egg hunt. As an egg hunt is an age-old tradition on Easter, try to include your dog to join the fun. Hide your cat’s favourite catnip or your dog’s favourite treats and let their nose do the rest!
- Arrange an Easter photoshoot. At the end of the day, memories are the real treasures that we have. Click your pet in Easter egg costumes and share it with us through our Photo of the Month Contest. You can get a chance to get featured on our page and win a special prize!
- Stock up on their favourite food and treats. VetSupply is bringing great discounts on pet care products on the occasion of Easter. Scope out these amazing deals and save more on special food and treats!