Navigating Easter Safety with Pets

Spring is in the air! Easter is a fun-filled time when family assembles, flowers begin to bloom, and treats are consumed. Some favourite childhood memories include creeping down the stairs early in the morning to an Easter egg hunt and an Easter basket filled with goodies, including chocolate bunnies, eggs, and candy, laying on a bed of crinkle paper and wrapped in a beautiful basket covered in glittery foil paper. Sounds like the perfect Easter, doesn’t it? But what about the furry companions in our lives? How can they partake in Easter celebrations while also being safe? This blog post will explore some ways to keep our fur-iends safe while we enjoy the festivities. Chocolate Safety During Easter, the first thing that often comes to mind is chocolate – chocolate bunnies, eggs, and other luxurious delicacies. Keeping your animals away from chocolate is essential to a fun-filled and safe Easter. Here are some things to keep in mind: Toxicity of Chocolate: Chocolate contains theobromine, which is toxic to dogs and cats. Beware of dark chocolate. The darker the chocolate, the higher the theobromine content. This useful Dog Chocolate Toxicity Calculator can determine the level of risk for your pet. Symptoms of Chocolate Poisoning: If your puppy, dog, cat, or kitten gets into your chocolate stash, be aware of the [...]