Preparing for Easter with the kids? Here is how you can keep your pets safe while having fun.
There are several popular Easter toxins lurking around your home:
Chocolate – Caffeinated products such chocolate contain methylxanthines that can cause vomiting, diarrhea, muscle tremors, anxiety, seizures and possibly death.
Easter Lilies – All parts of the Easter lily are poisonous; leaves, petals, stems and even pollen. The smallest amount of pollen on a cat’s fur ingested when the pet grooms or as few as 1-2 leaves are toxic to cats, and can result in severe renal (kidney) failure.
Artificial grass/ Easter basket grass – If ingested the grass may form into a ball in the stomach or intestines, or may anchor in the stomach and create a linear foreign obstruction as it attempts to pass through the small intestines.
For signs, symptoms and treatment please refer to a recent blog post from our good friends at Augusta Ranch Animal Hospital.
Have a happy and safe Easter!