Family pets can often feel a little out of sorts over festive seasons. Often there are disruptions to their ordinary routines, visitors coming and going, parties, households filled with loud humans laughing and talking, and celebrations with lots of tempting human food … the list goes on!
In addition to these things, each festive season comes with some other dangers for our pets that we need to be aware of. Over the Easter holidays, most homes have an abundance of chocolate and other goodies that would not ordinarily be in so much supply. When our pets see us eating these things, they will most likely want some as well! Don’t let their big beautiful eyes sway you though, because some of these things can be toxic or dangerous to dogs and cats.
Chocolate, in particular, can cause sickness and toxicity in our pets, because their digestive systems just simply don’t work in the same way as ours. Here are some tips to help keep your furry family members safe over these Easter holidays!
- Keep your Easter eggs out of sight and out of reach! Remember, some pets are particularly clever when it comes to opening kitchen doors or breaking into containers or packets that we leave on the bench, so take no risks and make sure it is kept up high and secure.
- If you have children, remember that they may naturally want to share with their beloved pets. Make sure your children are supervised whilst eating, or put your pets outside or in another room while your children enjoy their delicious treats from the Easter Bunny.
- Make sure your human guests know the dangers! Sometimes people will visit who don’t have pets of their own, and they will want to gain your pets love and affection for their visit. Let them know the dangers of chocolate to your pets, and the same rule applies to feeding them too many goodies and rich foods from the dinner table as well!
We hope you have a happy and safe Easter, and avoid all worries and concerns (and emergency room visits!!) for your pets over this Easter break.