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5 Hazards to Pets You Should Keep in Mind This Easter

3/30/18 7:35 PM / by Mia Holland

With Easter right around the corner, it's time to decorate, make Easter baskets, and plan Easter egg hunts. Before enjoying this fun-filled holiday, take a second to read this list of potentially hazardous items for your pet.

1. Lilies.

These pretty flowers are often used to decorate at Easter. However, they can cause kidney failure in cats and dogs if licked or eaten. Be sure to keep them out of reach of your pets if you have them in your home this holiday.

2. Plastic Grass.

This widely used Easter basket filler can also be viewed as a tempting toy and treat by pets. If consumed, it can obstruct airways or intestines and cause a trip to the vet.

3. Plastic Eggs.

Easter eggs can resemble cat and dog toys. Dogs may be tempted to chew them which can result in cuts in the mouth or esophagus. Also, once they're open, your pup may eat the harmful treats found inside.

4. Chocolate. 

While chocolate is a common treat we give those we love, it's not one that you should feed to your pets. While it would take a fair amount of chocolate to cause serious issues for your pets, consumption can cause an upset stomach or pancreatitis.

5. Xylitol.

Xylitol is commonly found in sugar-free candies. If consumed by your pet, it can cause low blood sugar and even death. It is recommended to call your veterinarian if you suspect your dog has eaten anything with this sugar substitute in it.



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Mia Holland

Written by Mia Holland