Source: WFSB (Extract)
Posted: April 6, 2023

Whether you have pets, or are looking to add to your family, there are a couple of things to keep in mind this time of year.

With Easter coming up this weekend it is important to remember the dangers for our pets around the holidays.

Pets are exposed to different types of floral and plant arrangements and chocolate this time of year, so it is important to keep these things away from your pets.

The biggest concern this time of year is the Easter Lily for cats. Every part of the Easter Lily is toxic for cats, including the flower’s pollen and water the flower is soaking up.

If you think your cat got into the lilies, be sure to take them to the vet. Some signs to look for in cats are drinking a lot of water, vomiting, and not eating.

When it comes to dogs, the big thing that is toxic, is chocolate.

If you have young kids, be sure they don’t leave any chocolate around that a dog can get to.

What you might not think about this time of year that can be toxic for dogs is in your Easter meal.

“Another thing that can happen with the dog is folks tend to share their Easter meal, things like ham, scalloped potatoes, that are high in fat at least or at most they might carry something else that’s toxic like onion and garlic which both are very toxic for dogs as well”, said Kathleen Kimball, an Emergency Vet at Pieper Veterinary.